May 18,2011 Tappahannock VFD. Station 1,3,2, EMS station 5, alerted for report of light fixture exploded, on the second floor Circuit Court building. 305 Prince St. Concern arose from all parties responding to the scene. The court building has been serving Essex County since 1848. Arriving units found small fire in a light ballast. Fire fighters investigated and secured the light. Ventilation was used to remove smoke from the building. Fire was minor in nature, with minor damage.