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N E W S   R E L E A S E


January 10, 2012





District Chief Robert S. Ryalls, Fire/EMS Public Information Officer
Office: (757) 565-7603
Cell:    (757) 876-5051


Explosive Device on Edinburgh Drive in James City County


On Saturday Jan. 7, at approximately 9:30 a.m., the James City County Fire Marshal’s Office responded to a homeowners concern over the discovery of some material found in their front yard on Edinburgh Drive near Tayside in the Ford’s Colony subdivision in James City County. There were no signs of damage found in the immediate area.


The James City County Fire Marshal’s Office discovered theremnants of what appeared to be a “bottle bomb” or “chemical bomb” as commonly referred to. The destroyed bottles appeared to have some discolored aluminum foil and liquid remaining. This material is being processed for any possible evidence, including fingerprints.


The James City County Fire Marshal’s Office requests that anyone with information pertaining to this case contact them at 757-220-0626.




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