JAMES CITY Co., Va. – One person died following a fire in James City County Wednesday morning.
According to the James City County Fire Department, the call for the fire came in at 7:09 a.m. When crews arrived to the 100 block of Worplesdon in the Ford’s Colony subdivision, they found a residence on fire.
The fire was brought under control at 7:36 a.m.
The deceased has been identified as the homeowner, 72-year-old Thomas M. Collier. One other person was taken to the hospital with breathing issues.
The James City County Fire Marshal’s Office said the fire was caused by smoking materials.