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Multiple fire departments battle early morning blaze in Toano

The James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in the 9000 block of Richmond Road around 5 a.m. Tuesday. (WYDaily/Courtesy JCBVFD)
The James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in the 9000 block of Richmond Road around 5 a.m. Tuesday. (WYDaily/Courtesy JCBVFD)

Multiple fire departments responded to a blaze early Tuesday morning in Toano.

The James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a fire at 9086 Richmond Road around 5 a.m. Tuesday, the fire department said in a Facebook post.

Firefighters arrived to find a burning detached garage with two vehicles and multiple lawn mowers inside.

Crews from multiple departments and localities worked to put out the fire and protect two adjacent buildings that were exposed to the fire.

The scene was about 250 feet up an unpaved driveway and required crews to bring in water using a tanker, the post said.

The garage, vehicles and lawn mowers are a total loss. There is no estimate on the cost of damages at this time, the James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department said in a news release.

Responding departments included the James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department, James City County Fire Department, New Kent Volunteer Fire Department, West Point Volunteer Fire Department and York County Department of Fire & Life Safety.

The James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in the 9000 block of Richmond Road around 5 a.m. Tuesday. (WYDaily/Courtesy JCBVFD)
The James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in the 9000 block of Richmond Road around 5 a.m. Tuesday. (WYDaily/Courtesy JCBVFD)

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Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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