Colleton County Fire-Rescue
01/December/2017 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift
Incident # 17-08226 – Firefighters responded to 15041 Cottageville Hwy near the county line for a house fire Friday morning 01-December at 11:40. Fire units arrived to find smoke coming all sides of the single story residential dwelling. Crews forced entry through the front door and quickly located the fire in a rear bedroom. Firefighters used one 1-3/4 handline to extinguish the fire and confine it to one room. The bedroom suffered heavy damage and the remainder of the home had smoke damage. The homeowner advised she plugged in a space heater and it appeared the fire originated from an electrical problem associated with the heater. She closed the bedroom door which kept the fire from spreading beyond the bedroom. She was able to safely exit the home without injury. Fire units were on the scene for two hours.
Engine 2, Engine 9, Tender 2, Tender 9, Tender 19, Tender 27, Medic 9, Medic 26, Battalion 1, Car 112 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Scott O’Quinn served as Incident Commander.
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