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N E W S   R E L E A S E


Nov. 12, 2013






Assistant Fire Chief Robert S. Ryalls, Fire/EMS Public Information Officer

757-565-7603, 757-876-5051;


Structure fire on Fox Run in James City County


On Nov. 10 at 7:22 p.m., 10 Fire and EMS units with 35 personnel from the James City County, James City-Bruton and York County Fire Departments responded to a report of a structure fire in the 3800 block of Fox Run. The caller stated that the entire side of the house was on fire.


The first units arrived on the scene at 7:25 p.m. and reported a single story residence, approximately 2,500 square feet in size, heavily involved with fire through the roof and one exposure on the left side. Two attack lines were pulled to protect the exposure and the other to mount an exterior attack. A “working incident” was declared and water supply established. An aerial ladder was set up in front of the structure to establish an elevated stream for an exterior attack to knock down the main body of fire.


After the bulk of the fire was knocked down, the elevated stream was discontinued and crews were able to advance hand-lines into the structure to complete extinguishment. The incident was deemed to be under control at 8 p.m. Units remained on the scene for several hours to conduct salvage and overhaul operations. Damages included heavy fire and heat and smoke damage to the structure.


There were no injuries. One dog that the owner was unable to get out of the house was found alive and uninjured and was returned to its owner. The local Red Cross chapter had representatives on the scene to assist the displaced residents of the structure.


The James City County Fire Marshal’s office was on the scene to conduct an origin and cause investigation. They have determined that this fire was accidental due to unattended smoking materials. 


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