Friday, December 1, 2023

Official: Structural fire consumes garage near Toano home of local builder

(Courtesy of JCBVFD)

Nearly two dozen firefighters Monday evening battled a structural fire, which consumed a garage near a home in Toano, destroying a lawn mower and other items, fire officials said.

No one was injured during the fire which erupted shortly after 6 p.m. at the 2200 block of Forge Rd., the home of local builder Bill Novak, according to Bill Apperson, spokesman for James City-Burton Volunteer Fire Department.

First responders from James City Burton Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene at 6:18 p.m. to find the garage engulfed in flames. Crews used three hose lines to bring the fire under control about 20 minutes later, Apperson said.

No damage was done to the home which is less than 10 months old. All of the fire and smoke damage was contained to the garage.

lawn mover destroyed in fire. ( Courtesy James City-Burton Volunteer Fire Department)

A lawn mower along with several other items were destroyed in the garage.

A total of 19 firefighters were on the scene, including three chiefs, four engines, one tanker, two squads, one ambulance, and one EMS supervisor, Apperson said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the James City County Fire Marshall, but it is considered accidental in nature.

Officials have not yet determined a cause. No estimate is of damage is available this time.







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