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James City County Fire units were dispatched to a structure fire in the 200 block of Leafwood Lane in the Historic Powhatan Plantation subdivision on Jan. 14 at 1:23 p.m. Fire personnel arrived at 1:29 p.m. to find fire showing from the roof, in the area of a chimney, of a two-story timeshare complex. The fire was brought under control at 1:43 p.m.
Firefighters initially attacked the fire from the interior attic space prior to moving to an outside porch area to complete extinguishment of the remaining fire on the roof. The first and second story living spaces of the structure were not impacted by smoke or fire. The attic space and roof of the structure received moderate fire damage. The second story was unoccupied at the time of the fire and the occupants of the first floor had evacuated prior to the Fire Departments arrival. The extent of the fire was determined to involve the interior attic space of one residential unit and the exterior roof in the area of the chimney. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
James City County Fire units remained on the scene until 3:06 p.m. removing debris and checking for additional fire damage. The fire was initially reported by an employee of Historic Powhatan Plantation and there were no firefighter or civilian injuries.
Media Contact: Ryan T. Ashe, Fire Chief 757-220-0626; Ryan.email@example.com