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Commercial Structure Fire in Williamsburg

Firefighters from several different agencies work to put out a fire on Richmond Road. (Courtesy of City of Williamsburg)

WILLIAMSBURG– Fire departments from the City of Williamsburg, James City County, York County Fire and Life Safety were called to the 1200 block of Richmond Road to put out a structure fire just after noon on Tuesday, May 18.

The departments arrived at approximately 12:24 p.m. to the Midtown Row shopping center and found that fire engulfed wooden shingles that were on the side of the building. It took almost two-dozen firefighters half an hour to declare the blaze under control, according to a press release from the City of Williamsburg.

According to Williamsburg Deputy Fire Chief Larry W. Snyder, Jr., firefighters kept the fire contained to a roughly 10-foot by 10-foot area on the exterior roof. Aside from several torched wooden shingles, the damage to the structure was considered minimal.

The cause of the fire is undetermined and the investigation is on going.

WYDaily will keep you posted on news and information on this developing story as it is released.

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