JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A 72-year-old man died in a house fire Wednesday morning in the Ford’s Colony subdivision.
Another person was taken to the hospital with breathing issues, JCC firefighters said in a press release.
Firefighters responded to the blaze in the 100 block of Worplesdon just after 7 a.m. and got it under control at 7:36 a.m.
The homeowner, Thomas M. Collier Jr., died in the fire.
Investigators have determined the fire was caused by smoking materials.