Colleton County Fire-Rescue


26/June/2019 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift

Incident # 19-04409 – A vacant residence was heavily damaged Wednesday morning from a suspicious fire. At 06:45, a passing motorist reported seeing smoke and flames coming from a mobile home located at 129 Harlequin Lane. Engine 9 arrived to find an approximately 80% involved singlewide mobile home on fire. Firefighters deployed multiple handlines to the building and saved one room. The remainder of the structure was destroyed, with one end having the floor burned completely away.  Crews worked about an hour to completely extinguish the fire, but had the bulk of the flames under control within 15 minutes. Tenders were rotated in to the one lane dirt road to supply water to Engine 9, with other apparatus staged on Round O Road. The mobile home was vacant and had no power connected. The fire appeared to have been intentionally set. SLEDs Arson Unit was requested, with State Police Investigators responding to the scene. They worked through the afternoon investigating the cause of the fire. Anyone with information concerning the fire is urged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (843) 549-2211, the SLED Arson Hotline at (800) 922-7766 or Fire-Rescue Headquarters at (843) 539-1960.

Engine 2, Engine 9, Engine 19, Tender 9, Tender 19, Tender 35, Medic 9, Medic 19, Battalion 1, Car 104 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.