YORK Co., Va. - The York County Department of Fire and Life Safety responded to a house fire in the 100 block of Hickory Hills Drive that left three people injured and one man dead Friday morning.
According to officials, when crews arrived around 8 a.m., they found heavy smoke emitting from the structure and fire conditions inside the structure.
Crews found three occupants that had exited the structure and two other occupants still in the residence. Crews initiated a rescue of the two trapped occupants as well as care of the other occupants.
Four of the five people rescued were taken to the hospital, with two of the occupants in critical condition when they were taken.
Fire officials said that one of the men rescued later died.
Automatic mutual aid was also provided by the James City County Fire Department as well as the Williamsburg Fire Department. Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire/Rescue provided scene support as well as fire station back-fill. The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office provided scene and investigation support.
The fire is out and the interior of the structure sustained substantial damage.
The fire's cause remains under investigation. Fire officials say the fire appears to have started in the home's living room.