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A fire in an air handling unit motor at mid-morning Wednesday caused evacuation of staff and park visitors from the building. No one was injured, and the rest of the park, including the Wright Brothers Pavilion with interpretive exhibits about man's first powered flight, remained open.
The visitor center's normal hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A little ways south, the visitor center complex at the Bodie Island lighthouse reopened Thursday after repairs to the entrance road and parking lot at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore site. The complex had closed Monday.
The Bodie Island Lighthouse visitor center is also open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
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