Colleton County Fire-Rescue
08/September/2021 - Structure Fire - "A" Shift
Incident # 21-06542 - Firefighters saved a Gadsden Loop home Wednesday afternoon 08-September after a fire in a utility room damaged the residence. At 17:46, 9-1-1 received reports that a home in the 500 block of Gadsden Loop was on fire. Engine 1 arrived to find smoke coming from all sides of the single story residential dwelling. Firefighters deployed two hand lines to the building and entered through the front door. They found fire in a utility room located in the center of the building, with fire extending across the ceiling into the dining area. Crews quickly knocked down the flames and began pulling a portion of the ceiling to check for extension into the attic. Fortunately no extension was found. Firefighters spent about an hour performing overhaul and removing the appliances from the utility room. The utility room and the adjacent dining area suffered fire damage and the remainder of the home suffered light heat and smoke damage. All occupants were able to safely exit the home prior to Fire-Rescue's arrival. The cause of the fire is believed to have been electrical in nature and a lightning strike in the area may have been a contributing factor.
Engine 1, Engine 19, Tender 1, Tender 19, Tender 26, Medic 1, Medic 19, Battalion 1, Car 112 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Scott O'Quinn served as Incident Commander.
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