On August 22 at 2:22 p.m., Emergency Communications received a call about a fire in a home under construction in the 3600 Block of Trillium Drive in the Stonehouse subdivision. Units from the James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department and James City County Fire Department arrived on the scene at 2:31 p.m. to find a two-story home with fire in the attic. Crews began defensive operations, controlling the fire from the exterior before entering to extinguish the fire. The fire was brought under control at 3:04 p.m and the home sustained significant fire and water damage. The structure was unoccupied and no one was injured. York County Department of Fire and Life Safety assisted.
At 3:46 p.m., Emergency Communications received a call about a fire in the 100 Block of Country Club Drive. Units from the James City County Fire Department responded and arrived on the scene at 3:55 p.m. to find fire showing from a two-story detached garage. Crews extinguished the fire and remained on scene for an extended period to overhaul the contents of the garage and living units. The garage and two living units above sustained significant fire and smoke damage. The structure was unoccupied at the time of the fire and no one was injured. The Williamsburg Fire Department assisted.
Both incidents remain under investigation however the cause is believed to be a result of lightning strikes.
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