Rangers Investigating Possible Arson At Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Two small fires spotted at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site are thought to have been intentionally set/NPS

Two small fires in the woods at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in North Carolina are being investigated as arson.

The Natinoal Park Service said the two fires were burning adjacent to the park’s Freedom Trail. Both were safely put out before they spread and were held in total to a little more than a tenth of an acre.]

“Since the fires are suspected of being human caused, the National Park Service is asking the public for information that could help determine who may have started these fires,” a park release said. “If you have information to share with law enforcement rangers, contact 252-473-2111.

Additional details:

  • At 9:02 a.m. Sunday, the Dare County Sheriff’s Office notified the National Park Service that two separate wildfires were occurring at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.

  • National Park Service law enforcement rangers, the Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Department, Dare County Sheriff’s Office, Fish and Wildlife Service and the North Carolina Forest Service, responded to the incidents.

  • The fires occurred in the woods adjacent to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site’s Freedom Trail.

  • 0.07 and 0.06 acres were damaged before the two fires were extinguished by the Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Department, North Carolina Forest Service and Fish and Wildlife Service. The National Park Service appreciates the quick responses to the fires.

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