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Excavator in JCC industrial park catches fire Wednesday

Fire crews responded to a heavy equipment fire in James City County around 11:30 a.m. Sept. 5, 2018. (WYDaily/Courtesy JCC-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department)
Fire crews responded to a heavy equipment fire in James City County around 11:30 a.m. Sept. 5, 2018. (WYDaily/Courtesy JCC-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department)

A piece of heavy machinery caught fire Wednesday in an industrial park in James City County.

The James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department, James City County Fire Department and New Kent County Fire Department responded to an excavator tractor fire around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, volunteer fire department spokesman Bill Apperson said.

Crews arrived at the scene, in the Hankins Industrial Park Complex at 8212 Croaker Rd., to find the equipment fully on fire.

The fire was extinguished “without any problems,” Apperson 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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