Overnight fire destroys Oak Island motel
Posted March 4, 2019 4:15 a.m. EST
The Oak Island Fire Department urged people to stay clear of East Beach Drive as crews work to control the fire, according to post on the Oak Island Fire Department Facebook page.
The Ocean Crest Motel is a beach-side location at 1417 E Beach Drive.
An update at about 11:30 p.m. from the Oak Island Fire Department said there are about 12 different departments helping suppress the fire.
A witness tells WECT the flames were as high as thirty to forty feet in the air.