TABB — The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office (YPSO) have provided further information regarding the residential fire that occurred in the Tabb section of York County.
At approximately 4 a.m. on Weds., Oct. 27, YPSO deputies responded to perform a welfare check on an individual thought to be residing in a residence at the 200 block of Halles Run in the Roberts Trace subdivision. Upon arrival, deputies saw smoke and flames emanating from a second story home.
The two deputies who were the first to arrive on scene made entry into the home. At that point, they were able to remove an unconscious female from the residence before assessing her medical needs. Two more YPSO deputies arrived to the home and conducted an interior search for any other people but found none.
At that time, units from York County Department of Fire and Life Safety and Langley Air Force Base arrived and began combating the fire. Additionally, medical attention was rendered to the woman removed from the residence. She was then transported to Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News.
The responding deputies were evaluated for smoke inhalation. YPSO reports that three of the four deputies required medical treatment. While earlier reports stated that none needed to be taken to the hospital, YPSO’s more recent release states that one deputy was transported to the hospital and released after a couple of hours.
YPSO Sheriff J.D. “Danny” Diggs is quoted as saying to his deputies, “I just want to thank you for your courageous actions this morning. You risked your own lives running into a burning home to save a young woman. Your bravery is to be commended.”
As of the publication of this update, YPSO reports that the woman rescued from the residence remains in critical condition. Additionally, the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
York County Department of Fire and Life Safety noted that Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire and Emergency Services as well as Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue provided backfill for the its fire stations.
WYDaily will continue to keep you up-to-date on this developing story as more information becomes available.