James City County Fire units were dispatched to the report of an unknown type of fire at the First Colony Marina in James City County on Aug. 24 at 5:42 a.m. The units arrived at 5:49 a.m. to find two boats in dry dock on fire. Both boats were extinguished by 5:55 a.m.
The two boats, a 16-foot sailboat and a 23-foot pleasure boat, are listed as complete losses. Upon further investigation of the area it was discovered that several other boats at the marina had signs of vandalism. The boat fires and potential vandalism are currently under investigation.
Media Contact: Assistant Chief Miles Pettengell, Fire/EMS Public Information Officer