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Grill fire damages townhome building in James City

Grill fire damages townhome building in James City

A grill fire caused significant damage to a James City County townhome building Thursday. While there were no injuries, the fire displaced nine of the building’s residents.

Firefighters responded to a residential structure fire at 4:49 p.m. Thursday in the 5100 block of Greenwich Mews, located within the Mews of Williamsburg subdivision, according to a James City County news release.

The homeowner had called 911 to report a grill fire. By time firefighters arrived, the fire had spread to the rear of the two-story building. It took firefighters almost two hours to bring the blaze under control, the release states.

Two units in the building were damaged by the fire and a...

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