Colleton County Fire-Rescue


17/November/2021 - Structure Fire - "B" Shift

Incident # 21-08260 -  A 94 yr old man was displaced following a fire in his home Wednesday evening 17-Nov. At 19:02, a neighbor called 9-1-1 reporting flames coming from the roof of the home in the 200 block of Deloach Ave. The neighbors alerted the man and got him safely out of the burning building. Fire-Rescue units arrived minutes later, but were unable to access the structure due to low hanging trees at the driveway. They found the west end of the large single story home well involved with fire already through the roof over the garage and kitchen. Engine 1, positioned on Deleach Ave. at the head of the driveway. Firefighters deployed 150 feet of 3 inch supply hose down the driveway to the building. Two hand lines were then connected to the supply hose to combat the fire. Crews with a K-12 saw removed both rear garage doors, as the bulk of the fire was in the area of the garage. Two vintage automobiles were burning in the garage and were destroyed. One crew worked on the garage at the rear of the home, while a second crew entered the building through the front door. They made their way to the fire and cut off the advance of the flames at the kitchen, saving the remainder of the residence. Most personal items in the east end of the home were saved and remarkably suffered little damage. The west end of the home, including the kitchen, living room, garage and the two vintage cars received substantial damage. The cause appears to have been an electrical failure in and around the garage. Firefighter-Paramedics had the fire under control in 35 minutes and were on the scene for five hours performing overhaul. Water supply was handled with Tenders on the dead end street. The homeowner had no insurance. The Red Cross is assisting the man. 

Engine 1, Engine 19, Tender 1, Tender 19, Tender 26, Tender 27, Medic 1, Medic 19, Battalion 1, Car 112, Car 118 and Car 119 responded. Battalion Chief Scott Feather served as Incident Commander.