Rochambeau Drive House Fire Causes $250,000 in Damage

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Multiple units responded to the fire on Rochambeau Drive. (Courtesy James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department)
Multiple units responded to the fire in the 3800 block of Rochambeau Drive. (Courtesy James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department)

Firefighters took more than 30 minutes Tuesday to get a fire under control at a house in Toano.

Units from James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department, the James City County Fire Department, the York County Fire Department and the New Kent County Fire Department responded to the house in the 3800 block of Rochambeau Drive at around 1:04 p.m. after an investigator driving around the area saw smoke coming from the home.

Firefighters arrived at the scene at 1:09 p.m. and found it engulfed in flames with the roof already collapsed, according to Bill Apperson, a spokesperson with the James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department.

Apperson said said no one was in the house at the time of the fire, and the cause of the fire does not appear to be suspicious.

The fire was brought under control by 1:45 p.m. With the blaze causing $250,000 in damage, the house is a total loss, Apperson said.