Colleton County Fire-Rescue
01/March/2018 – HazMat Response – “A” Shift
Incident # 18-01465 – Traffic on the northbound lanes of I-95 near the 52 mile marker were closed for about 45 minutes while HazMat crews and Bomb Technicians insured several packages were not dangerous Wednesday morning 01-March at 09:24. The series of events began about 2-1/2 hours earlier when a single vehicle crash near that location was reported. The SC Highway Patrol responded and found the vehicle had been stolen from Virginia. Colleton Sheriff’s Deputies who responded to assisted the Trooper found the occupant walking along I-95 near mile marker 52, south of Walterboro. The suspect had several packages and items that alerted the Deputy and caused concern. The items were cordoned off and Fire-Rescue’s HazMat Team responded. SLED, the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad and the FBI also responded. Traffic on I95 was limited to one lane for a short period and the Highway Patrol closed a section of the Interstate while Technicians examined the items, identified their contents and determined they were not dangerous. I-95 was reopened about 45 minutes later at 10:40. No injuries were reported and the suspect is being held in the Colleton County Detention Center.
Engine 1, Medic 1, HazMat 19, Car 105, Car 107, Car 112, Car 119 and Battalion1 responded. Deputy Chief Greene served as HazMat Command.
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