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Posted on: September 13, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Update - Local Fire Departments Respond to Football Field-Sized Brush Fire in Croaker

Firefighters with brush fire

Sept. 15 Update: The fire remains under control but continues to burn at this time. Residents should be advised that there may continue to be smoke and the smell of smoke in the Croaker area for several days.

At 8:13 a.m. on Sept. 13, the James City County Fire Department responded to a report of a large brush fire in the Croaker area of James City County. A local business known as The Farm called 911 after a football field-sized area of cut trees, logs and debris caught fire. 

Due to the location of the fire, no fire hydrants were accessible. Water tanker trucks from James City County, York County, New Kent County and Abingdon Fire Departments shuttled water to the site of the fire. The James City County Library on Croaker Road was used as a site to refill the tanker trucks. As a result, a portion of their parking lot was closed during the operation. 

One civilian sustained injuries and was transported for medical care. An excavator that was located on the property prior to the fire was unable to be moved and was a total loss.

The Williamsburg and Camp Peary Fire Departments also provided assistance.

The fire is currently contained, and units remain on scene to prevent further spread.Firefighters with brush fire
Media Contact:
Ryan Ashe, JCC Fire Chief

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