N E W S R E L E A S E
June 28, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
District Chief Robert S. Ryalls, Fire/EMS Public Information Officer
757-565-7603 or 757-876-5051; firstname.lastname@example.org
Second structure fire at 9441 Richmond Rd. in James City County
The James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 9441 Richmond Rd., in western James City County on June 27 at 11:32 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found a single story/single family residence involved with heavy fire on the rear of the structure. Additional fire and EMS units from the James City and York County Fire Departments also responded to assist. A total of two engines, two rescue trucks, two ALS Medics, two tankers and two assistant chiefs were on the scene. The total response was 43 firefighters on the scene. The fire was declared under control at 12:55 a.m., with the last unit clearing the scene at 4:20 a.m.
The fire was quickly brought under control with extensive damage to the structure that occurred before the first units arrived on the scene. The house, with no current estimate of value available, is considered to be a total loss. One resident was transported to Williamsburg Sentara Regional Medical Center for a hand injury while one firefighter suffered a small burn on his neck. Red Cross was notified and responded to the scene to assist the residents.
This fire was at the same address which was the scene of a camper and garage fire on June 26. No one was injured at the first fire but both the camper and structure were a total loss.
The James City County Fire Marshal’s Office is conducting an on-going investigation into both fires which are considered to be suspicious in nature. Anyone with information about either fire is requested to contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 757-220-0626.