Friday, December 1, 2023

Two Displaced by Fire on Hamilton Street in Williamsburg

(City of Williamsburg)

WILLIAMSBURG — Two residents were displaced by a residential fire Thursday morning on the 700 block of Hamilton Street in Williamsburg.

According to the city, Williamsburg Fire Department responded to a report of smoke from the structure at approximately 9:41 a.m. An off-duty firefighter arrived on the scene to find heavy smoke coming from the roof, knocked on the door to make sure no one was home, and contacted dispatch to upgrade the fire to a working structure fire.

On-duty personnel arrived at 9:43 a.m., the city said.

No one was injured, the city said, although two occupants were displaced by the fire and are being assisted by family members. A cat was rescued from the house and transported to a local veterinarian for evaluation.

(City of Williamsburg)

James City County Fire Department and York County Department of Fire & Life Safety,
Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Department and Williamsburg Police assisted on the call.
The city noted the response included approximately 34 fire and four police personnel.

The fire was under control at 11 a.m. Firefighters remained on the scene to conduct
salvage and overhaul operations. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, the city said.

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