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Two Bruton homes damaged in overnight fire

Jimmy LaRoue
Contact Reporterjlarouejr@vagazette.com

One person was treated for smoke exposure following an overnight fire in the Bruton area of York County, which damaged two homes, according to a York County Department of Fire and Life Safety news release. Two cats are reported missing.

Just before 11 p.m. Thursday, York County Department of Fire and Life Safety responded to a residential structure fire in the 700 block of Schooner Boulevard, according to the release.

When crews arrived, they found the two-story home on fire and the occupants out of the home, the release stated.

The occupants told fire crews that the smoke alarms were operating, the release stated. An adjacent home sustained some heat damage.

Fire crews from James City County Fire Department and Williamsburg Fire Department also responded, as well as the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office.

The person treated on the scene for smoke exposure did not need to go to the hospital, and there were no other injuries, according to the release. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

The Red Cross was notified and is assisting the family, the release stated.

The fire is out, but units were on the scene Friday morning assisting with the investigation and conducting overhaul operations, according to the release.

LaRoue can be reached by phone at 757-345-2342, by email at jlarouejr@vagazette.com or on Twitter @jlaroue.

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