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18/July/2019 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

An early morning fire destroyed a singlewide mobile home located at 80 Red Oak Road north of Cottageville at 02:28 Thursday morning 18-July. A passerby noticed the fire and called 9-1-1. Engine 9 arrived to find the residential dwelling fully involved. The home had been burning unnoticed for some time and the roof along with most of the floor had already burned away. Crews used a deck gun to knock down most of the remaining fire, then deployed two handlines to finish extinguishing the blaze. Crews had the fire under control within 20 minutes, but were on the scene for four hours performing overhaul. Click here for more information.

13/July/2019 – Woods Fire – “B” Shift 

Firefighters protected several homes and saved a track hoe during an afternoon fast moving woods fire in the 400 block of Nunuville Road Saturday afternoon 13-July. At 14:37, Fire-Rescue was alerted to the fire on an approximately 40 acre track of land that recently had the trees harvested. Several unattended debris piles spread during high winds igniting approximately 20 acres of the property. 20 mph winds quickly drove the flames through the brush, causing nearly zero visibly on Nunuville Road. Sheriff’s Deputies blocked access to Nunuville Road for several hours to allow Firefighters to operate. Click here for more information.

07/04/2019 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

At 04:08 Thursday morning 04-July, Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a work shop on fire at 1075 Burlington Road. Engine 19 arrived to find a 50 x 20 metal building approximately 50% involved, with flames coming through the roof and several windows. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed multiple handlines to the building and cut away a portion of a garage door to access the interior of the building. Several tanks of compressed oxygen and acetylene where in the building requiring crews to monitor the air quality levels. Click here for more information.

03/July/2019 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

Colleton Firefighters responded to a structure fire in an abandoned house at 492 Blue House Lane Wednesday evening 03-July. At 21:47, 9-1-1 received several reports of the fire with the callers advising a nearby mobile home was endangered. Engine 13 arrived to find the single story wood frame structure fully involved, with the nearby singlewide mobile home smoking. Both buildings were obstructed by thick brush. Firefighters deployed multiple handlines and protected the mobile home from further damage. Click here for more information.

29/June/2019 – MVC with ejection & Air Evac – “C” Shift 

A Colleton County teen was critically injured in a single vehicle MVC Saturday morning 29-June. At 05:37 an off duty Colleton Firefighter drove past the location and saw the damaged Toyota pickup truck off of the roadway. He stopped to investigate and found the patient laying on the ground near the heavily damaged truck. He reported the accident to 9-1-1 and rendered aid to the patient until Medic 26 arrived a few minutes later. The patient was semi-conscious with multiple traumatic injuries and severe respiratory problems. Click here for more information.

27/June/2019 – Fatal MVC with Fire – “B” Shift

A 28 year old man died from multiple traumatic injuries after his motorcycle collided head-on with a Honda passenger car in the 5400 block of Charleston Highway (SC Hwy 64) Thursday afternoon 27-June at 16:50. Witnesses advised the east bound motorcycle crossed the center line and struck the west bound Honda, exploding into a fire ball on impact. The motorcycle driver was ejected into the roadway. The Honda received heavy damage with the front passenger suffering minor injuries. She was treated at the scene by Fire-Rescue Medic 19, then transported to Colleton Medical Center. Click here for more information.

26/June/2019 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift 

A vacant residence was heavily damaged Wednesday morning from a suspicious fire. At 06:45, a passing motorist reported seeing smoke and flames coming from a mobile home located at 129 Harlequin Lane. Engine 9 arrived to find an approximately 80% involved singlewide mobile home on fire. Firefighters deployed multiple handlines to the building and saved one room. The remainder of the structure was destroyed, with one end having the floor burned completely away.  Crews worked about an hour to completely extinguish the fire, but had the bulk of the flames under control within 15 minutes. Click here for more information.

25/June/2019 – High Speed MVC – “C” Shift

An adult female was critically injured in a single vehicle MVC in the 2100 block of Confederate Hwy (SC Hwy 641) Tuesday morning 25-June at 09:19. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a ditch embankment and several trees injuring the female driver. Firefighter-Paramedics quickly treated her multiple traumatic injuries at the scene, then rapidly transported her to the ED at Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro to be stabilized. She was later flown by the C.A.R.E. Flight helicopter to the Trauma Center at Trident Hospital. Click here for more information.

21/June/2019 – Camper Fire – “A” Shift

A camper used as a residence and an attached structure were destroyed in an afternoon fire Friday 21-June. At 14:48, a person driving on Bama Road reported seeing a building on fire that was well off of the road. Engine 9 arrived to find the structure well involved and already collapsed. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed two handlines to extinguish the fire and protect exposures on the property. Crews had the incident under control in approximately 15 minutes and canceled other responding apparatus. They remained at the location performing overhaul for one and half hours. Click here for more information.

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