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Posted on: May 29, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Structure fire on Pierces Court


James City County Fire units were dispatched to a structure fire in the 100 block of Pierces Court on May 29 at 3:47 a.m. Fire units arrived at 3:52 a.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 4:29 a.m. The entire attic space suffered significant fire and smoke damage. The living areas of the residence suffered moderate smoke and water damage. Two occupants were home at the time of the fire and awoke to the sound of the fire burning in the attic. The occupants initiated the call to 911.

County 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.

Media Contact: Assistant Chief Miles Pettengell, Fire/EMS Public Information Officer

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