Family escapes fire in James City County

Courtesy James City County

JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – A family and their pets made it out safely from their home in James City County Sunday night, after a fire broke out in the attic.

Fire units arrived on scene in the 2000 block of Durfeys Mill Road at 9:45 p.m. Firefighters entered the home and discovered intense smoke and fire in the attic space. It took them more than thirty minutes to get the fire under control.

Once the smoke had cleared, the attic was significantly damaged and the rest of the home received minor smoke and water damage.

The two people inside were alerted to the fire when the smoke alarm sounded – and when they noticed black smoke coming from the HVAC vents. They got out of the house, along with their two dogs, before fire crews arrived.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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