JAMES CITY COUNTY — On Sunday, Aug. 22, James City County Fire Department (JCCFD) responded to two structure fires in the county.
At 2:22 p.m., crews from JCCFD and the James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department, with the assistance of York County Department of Fire and Life Safety, responded to a call regarding a fire that was taking place in a home that was under construction at the 3600 Block of Trillium Drive in the Stonehouse subdivision. They arrived on scene at 2:31 p.m. The fire appeared to be coming from the attic in the two story home. Once fire on the exterior of the structure was brought under control, crews entered the unoccupied home and brought the fire entirely under control at 3:04 p.m. The structure suffered significant fire and water damage, but no one was reported injured.
At 3:46 p.m., Emergency Communications received a call regarding a fire at the 100 Block of Country Club Drive. JCCFD, with the assistance of the Williamsburg Fire Department, arrived on location at 3:55 p.m. and discovered the fire coming from a two-story detached garage. Once the fire was extinguished, crews remained on scene. It is reported that the structure was unoccupied at the time of the fire and there were no injuries reported. Crews found that this structure, which included a garage and two living units, suffered significant fire and water damage.
Ryan Ashe, spokesperson for the JCCFD, reports that both fires remain under investigation and are believed to be the result of lightening strikes.
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