Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Fire destroys home in James City County

(WYDaily/Courtesy of the James City County Fire Department)

The James City County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fire that destroyed a home Thursday afternoon.

Fire officials said crews from James City Bruton Volunteer and James City County fire departments were sent to the home in the 6100 block of Centerville Road at around 2:25 p.m.

There, firefighters found the home fully engulfed in flames. No one was home at the time of the fire.

Officials said the home “is expected to be a total loss.”

York County Fire and Life Safety and the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station assisted their James City County counterparts.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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