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The original item was published from 8/28/2018 1:15:00 PM to 8/28/2018 1:16:49 PM.

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Crews Respond to Early Morning Fire

Kingsmill fire

UPDATE - Aug. 28 1:15 p.m.

Two crews remain at the scene and are conducting the final cleanup. A total of three firefighters were transported to a local emergency room for heat-related symptoms. Two have been released and one remains in the emergency room for observation. An additional firefighter was evaluated and treated for a minor foot injury.

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On Aug. 28, the James City County Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call at 2:57 a.m. reporting a house fire in the 300 block of East Landing in Kingsmill.

Units from the James City County Fire Department arrived at 3:06 a.m. and found fire through the roof of a three-story residence. The occupants exited the home safely prior to the Fire Department’s arrival. The fire was marked under control at 5:49 a.m. The York County Department of Fire and Life Safety and the City of Williamsburg Fire Department also responded to the scene.

Two firefighters were transported from the scene to a local emergency room and are in stable condition. The incident was declared under control at 5:49 a.m., but fire crews are remaining on the scene to conduct extensive overhaul. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the James City County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Media Contact:
Tristan S. Aiken, Assistant Fire Chief-Administration
757-508-0704; tristan.aiken@jamescitycountyva.gov 

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