James City County Fire units were dispatched to a structure fire in the 2000 block of Durfeys Mill Road in James City County on Oct. 18 at 9:38 p.m. Units arrived at 9:45 p.m. to find moderate smoke and fire showing from the roof.
Firefighters entered the structure to find minimal smoke and no fire in the living areas of the residence. Upon entering the attic space firefighters encountered intense smoke and fire. The fire was brought under control at 10:22 p.m. The entire attic space suffered significant fire and smoke damage. The living areas of the residence suffered light smoke and water damage. Two occupants were home at the time of the fire and discovered the fire after noticing black smoke coming from HVAC vents and the sound of their smoke alarms alerting. The occupants initiated the call to 911 and evacuated the home, along with their two dogs, prior to the arrival of the Fire Department.
Fire units remained on the scene for several hours removing debris and checking for additional fire damage. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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