Colleton County Fire-Rescue


21/February/2019 Structure Fire A Shift

Incident # 19-01170 A Green Pond residence was heavily damaged in an afternoon fire which occurred Thursday 21-February at 514 Bowers Road. At 12:50, a neighbor reported smoke and flames coming from the home. Engine 2 arrived to find heavy smoke conditions and flames coming from the roof the windows on one side of the single story wood frame dwelling. Two crews of Firefighter-Paramedics deployed separate handlines to the buildings. One crew made entry through the front door and rescued a dog that was tied up on the front porch. Fortunately the canine was not injured. Interior crews knocked down the bulk of the fire within ten minutes, but were on the scene for three hours performing overhaul. Firefighters prevented any further extension of the fire, however the home suffered heavy damage and the occupants lost most of their belongings. It appears the fire started in a bedroom on the north end of the home and spread through the remainder of the residence and the attic. No one was home when the fire occurred. The Red Cross is assisting the family.  

Engine 2, Engine 22, Tender 1, Tender 2, Tender 6, Tender 22, Tender 27, Battalion 1, Medic 1, Car 112, Car 116 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Joseph Campbell served as Incident Commander.