Colleton County Fire-Rescue


01/29/2012 Woods & Structure Fire A Shift

Incident # 12-00545 An approximately seven acre suspicious woods fire spread through a wooded area and a large grass field Sunday afternoon 29-January. Firefighters were alerted to the incident at 14:04 in the 300 block of Lighthouse Lane at Bennetts Point in southern Colleton County. Three stations responded initially. Shortly after arrival, the winds pushed the fire under one mobile home, igniting the structure. Firefighters used multiple hand lines to protect several buildings in the neighborhood and called for additional units and personnel. Due to the remote area, arrival of reinforcements took some time. Crews were successful in saving several other homes from the flames, but the one vacant mobile home was destroyed. No injuries were reported during the incident. The SC Forestry Commission is investigating the cause of the blaze.

Engine 6, Engine 902, Engine 21, Engine 24, Tender 1, Tender 2, Tender 6, Tender 21, Tender 25, Tender 27, Brush 2, Medic 6, Medic 9, Battalion  1 and Car 116 responded. The Forestry Commission responded with one tractor and a Ranger.  

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