72-year-old man dies in James City County house fire


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.

(Photo provided by the James City County Fire Dept.)

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