No injuries in Powhatan Secondary house fire

Staff writer

An afternoon house fire in the 4000 block of Powhatan Secondary left the homeowners displaced on Thursday, according to a James City County news release.

At about 3:20 p.m. Thursday, James City County Fire Department crews were called to a house fire in the Powhatan Secondary neighborhood after a person called 911 to report a fire in a garage, the release said. The person also told the homeowner.

When fire crews arrived they saw the fire had spread to the second floor of the home and its attic, according to the release.

Firefighters fought the heavy fire conditions and brought the blaze under control at 4:38 p.m. after it caused significant fire and smoke damage to the home, the release said.

There were no injuries, according to the release. The fire remains under investigation.

James City County Fire Marshal Kenny Driscoll was not immediately available to answer questions about the fire.

The Williamsburg Fire Department and York County Fire and Life Safety provided mutual aid assistance, the release said.

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