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Firefighters extinguish ‘small’ kitchen fire in Forest Glen neighborhood

(Courtesy James City County)
(Courtesy James City County)

A small kitchen fire broke out Wednesday afternoon while a Forest Glen homeowner was at an appointment, according to fire officials.

James City County emergency crews responded to the fire just before 2 p.m. after a neighbor reported smoke coming from the eaves of the home, according to a James City County news release.

As units were responding to the home, located in the 100 block of DeLafayette Street, the neighbor reported no one was coming out of the house, the release said.

Firefighters entered the home immediately when they arrived, but did not find anyone inside. They then “quickly extinguished” the fire, which was in the kitchen area, the release said.

Officials were eventually able to locate the homeowner, who was out of the area for an appointment, Battalion Chief Al Catlett said.

Several James City County fire stations responded to the home, Catlett said.

The fire is under investigation by James City County fire marshals.

There is some minor smoke damage in the home, Catlett said.

Sarah Fearing
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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