Wednesday, October 4, 2023

UPDATE: ‘Football Field-Sized’ Brush Fire in Croaker Under Control, Continues to Burn

(James City County)

Update: According to James City County, as of Friday, Spt. 15, the fire remains under control but continues to burn. The county is advising residents that there may continue to be smoke and the smell of smoke in the Croaker area for several days.

CROAKER — The James City County Fire Department responded to a large brush fire in Croaker after a football field-sized area of cut trees, logs and debris caught fire at local business, The Farm, Wednesday morning.

Due to the location of the fire, no fire hydrants were accessible, the county said. Water tanker trucks from James City County, York County, New Kent County and Abingdon Fire Departments shuttled water to the site of the fire.

The Williamsburg and Camp Peary Fire Departments also provided assistance.

(James City County)

The James City County Library on Croaker Road was used as a site to refill the tanker trucks, and a portion of their parking lot was closed during the operation.

One civilian sustained injuries and was transported for medical care, the county said, and an excavator that was located on the property prior to the fire was unable to be moved and was a total loss.

The county said the fire is currently contained, and units remain on scene to prevent further spread.

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