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Five injured, 67 displaced in Williamsburg motel fire

Firefighters said the motel caught fire Saturday morning in the 800 block of Capitol Landing Road.

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Multiple people were injured after a motel caught fire Saturday morning. 

The Williamsburg Fire Department, James City County Fire Department and York County Fire and Life Safety responded to the 800 block of Capitol Landing Road shortly before 8:30 a.m. Saturday. 

“It was actually called in by a resident of the building," said Williamsburg Fire Deputy Chief Larry Snyder.  

Firefighters said they had the fire out by 8:50 a.m., but the flames impacted nearly 10 percent of the building.

More than 25 fire crews responded.  

Five people were injured. Two adults were taken by helicopter to local hospitals, and a child was also hospitalized. 

Sixty-seven residents of the motel were evacuated and have been temporarily relocated with support from Williamsburg Human Services and Code Compliance departments.

The American Red Cross and the building’s property management also helped families find a place to stay.

“The representatives had enough vacancies in the adjacent building that they were able to move folks that were displaced from the building that was affected by the fire to the adjacent property," said Snyder. 

Snyder said it may take investigators a week to determine what happened.