Fire on Rockingham Drive

At 1:30 a.m. this morning, the James City County Fire Department dispatched crews to control a fire on the 5300 block of Rockingham Drive in the Scott's Pond subdivision, according to a news release from the County.

The crews arrived six minutes later to fire showing on the first and second floors of the house. Suspected to have started in the garage, the fire was controlled by 2:21 a.m. and is currently under investigation.

Alerted by the smoke alarm, the occupants were able to exit the building safely beforehand. They will be assisted by the American Red Cross in the meantime.

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