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House significantly damaged after fire on Debra Drive

A hosue was damaged Dec. 31 after it caught fire. (Courtesy photo/James City County)
A hosue was damaged Dec. 31 after it caught fire. (Courtesy photo/James City County)

A house on Debra Drive sustained significant damage after it caught fire Sunday night.

James City County firefighters responded to the house in the 200 block of Debra Drive around 11:38 p.m. Sunday, according to a county news release.

Firefighters arrived to find fire in the back part of the two-story house.

The one occupant of the home was able to get out of the house before the fire department arrived, the release said.

The resident was transported to the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond for smoke inhalation.

The fire was marked under control at 12:04 a.m.

Fire marshals are investigating the cause of the fire.

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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