Fire Officials: Blaze Damages Timeshare Attic

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Firefighters prevented a blaze in the attic of a timeshare from spreading to the living space, officials said.

An employee of Historic Powhatan Plantation called in the fire on the 200 block of Leafwood Lane around 1:23 p.m. Thursday, according to a release from the James City County Fire Department. The first floor of the unit was occupied at the time of the fire, the people evacuated before units arrived on the scene six minutes after the call.

Upon arrival, fire personnel saw the fire showing in the area of the chimney of a two-story timeshare unit.

The blaze, which firefighters attacked inside the attic before moving to an outside porch area where it was extinguished, was brought under control by 1:43 p.m. The fire affected the interior of the attic of one residential space and the exterior roof near the chimney.

While the roof and attic suffered moderate fire damage, the first and second floor were not affected by smoke or fire.

Firefighters remained on the scene until 3:06 p.m. to remove debris and check for additional fire damage.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. No injuries were reported.