Colleton County Fire-Rescue



10/October/2017 Structure Fire C Shift

Incident # 17-07041 A north Walterboro family was displaced following a fire in their home Tuesday afternoon 10-October. At 15:26, neighbors reported smoke coming from the residence at 782 Buffalo Lane. Engine 19 arrived to find heavy black smoke coming from the singlewide mobile home. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed two 1-3/4 handlines to the building and discovered flames coming from the rear of the structure. Crews forced entry through the front door and quickly extinguished the fire. The center interior including the living room and kitchen suffered heavy fire damage. The remainder of the home received smoke damage. No one was in the residence when the fire occurred. Investigators determined the fire originated in the area of a window air conditioning unit. The homeowner indicated she had been experiencing problems with the a/c unit. Fire units were on the scene for close to an hour.  

Engine 19, Engine 26, Tender 1, Tender 9, Tender 27, Battalion 1, Medic 19, Car 105, Car 107, Car 112, Car 118 and Car 119 responded. Captain Gary Nahstedt served as Incident Commander.