Three firefighters taken to hospital after James City County house fire

A 3-story home in James City Co. burns.
Courtesy: JCCFD

JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. — Three James City County firefighters were taken to the hospital after fighting a house fire on Tuesday.

Firefighters said the fire happened around 3 a.m. at a house in the 300 block of East Landing in Kingsmill.

When fire crews arrived on scene, they could see heavy flames coming from the roof of the three-story home and those inside had already gotten out safely.

Crews had the fire under control shortly before 6 a.m., but three firefighters had to be taken to a local emergency room where they are in stable condition, according to Asst. Fire Chief Tristan Aiken.

The firefighters were treated for heat-related symptoms. Two have been released from the hospital and one is in the ER for observation.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.