Rangers searching for information on human-caused fires at Ft. Raleigh National Historic Site

MANTEO, N.C. — The National Park Service says recent fires are suspected of being human-caused and want the public’s help in finding who is responsible.

Law enforcement rangers say they responded this morning to a report of two wildfires adjacent to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site’s Freedom Trail.

The Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Department, Dare County Sheriff’s Office, Fish and Wildlife Service and the North Carolina Forest Service all assisted.

Rangers say about 0.06 acres were damaged before safely extinguished by the Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Department, NC Forest Service and Fish and Wildlife Service.

They say there is no risk to public safety at this time.

If you have information to share with law enforcement rangers, contact 252-473-2111.

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