Two People Inside Kingsmill Home as Attic Catches Fire

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The attic suffered significant fire and smoke damage. (Courtesy James City County Fire and Life Safety)
The attic suffered significant fire and smoke damage. (Courtesy James City County Fire and Life Safety)

 

Firefighters spent more than 30 minutes battling a fire that damaged the entire attic of a home in James City County early Friday morning.

Two people were asleep in the home on the 100 block of Pierces Court near Wareham’s Pond in Kingsmill at around 3:47 a.m. Friday when they awoke to the sound of fire burning in the attic, Assistant Fire Chief Miles Pettengell said in a news release.

Fire units arrived five minutes after the two people called 911¬†and found “intense smoke and fire” in the attic. Firefighters had the flames under control by around 4:30 a.m., Pettengell said.

No one was injured in the fire.

Pettengell said the attic space suffered significant fire and smoke damage and the living areas of the home suffered moderate smoke and water damage.

James City County firefighters remained on the scene for several hours to remove debris and check for additional fire damage.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.