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.