Sunday, July 21, 2024

Sunday morning fire damages home in James City County

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

Occupants of a home in James City County got out safely following a fire Sunday morning.

County fire crews responded to the home in the 100 block of Thompson Lane at around 12:51 a.m.

There, they found fire “showing from the front of the single-story home.”

Residents got out before firefighters arrived, officials said.

The home sustained “significant fire and smoke damage,” officials said. No injuries were reported.

The James City County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.

James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department, Williamsburg Fire Department and York County Department of Fire and Life Safety assisted their James City County counterparts.

Information on how many occupants were in the home during the fire was not immediately released.

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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