Colleton County Fire-Rescue
13/July/2019 – Woods Fire – “B” Shift
Incident # 19-04828 – Firefighters protected several homes and saved a track hoe during an afternoon fast moving woods fire in the 400 block of Nunuville Road Saturday afternoon 13-July. At 14:37, Fire-Rescue was alerted to the fire on an approximately 40 acre track of land that recently had the trees harvested. Several unattended debris piles spread during high winds igniting approximately 20 acres of the property. 20 mph winds quickly drove the flames through the brush, causing nearly zero visibly on Nunuville Road. Sheriff’s Deputies blocked access to Nunuville Road for several hours to allow Firefighters to operate. The SC Forestry Commission responded with a Ranger and two Fire Plows to cut fire breaks around the fire. The winds caused the flames to endanger several homes in the area. At one point the flames jumped Nunuville Road in two locations, but fire crews were able to extinguish those fires and prevent the flames from moving north of Nunuville Road. The Fire Plows cut a double fire line around the entire fire. The flames jumped the double line at one location, but was quickly contained before it spread to the neighboring property. A firefighter who works off-duty with heavy equipment, moved a track hoe on the property to a safe location to prevent it from being damaged by the fire. Fire-Rescue units and Forestry crews worked for four hours to contain the fire. No homes were damaged. One Firefighter was treated for heat related problems at the scene.
Engine 19, Engine 26, Engine 27, Tender 19, Tender 26, Medic 19, Medic 26, Battalion 1, Car 112 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.
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