Thursday, September 29, 2022

Crews fight fire at Ford’s Colony maintenance building

Firefighters are responding to multiple fires in the Grove and Kingsmill area of James City County after a power surge Wednesday afternoon. (Courtesy James City County)
Firefighters are responding to multiple fires in the Grove and Kingsmill area of James City County after a power surge Wednesday afternoon. (Courtesy James City County)

James City County fire crews are on the scene of a “small” fire at the Ford’s Colony maintenance building on Centerville Road, according to fire officials.

The James City County Fire Department received a call at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday about a fire at the building, located at 5360 Centerville Road, according to Batallion Chief Al Catlett.

Fire crews arrived to find smoke coming from the shop area of the maintenance building, Catlett said.

The fire had been marked under control at 1:10 p.m., Catlett said.

The maintenance building is near D.J. Montague Elementary School, but Catlett said the school was not affected by the fire.

Police were directing traffic on Centerville Road, James City County Police spokeswoman Stephanie Williams said.

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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