Colleton County Fire-Rescue

July 2021

31-July-2021 - Structure Fire - "A" Shift

An approx. 20' x 50' garage was heavily damaged in an evening fire Saturday night 31-July in the 900 block of Welles Lane. 9-1-1 received several reports advising the building was well involved and LP tanks inside were exploding. Engine 26 arrived at the home to find the metal garage and it's contents fully involved, with a dual axle camper next to the building that was threatened. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed two hand lines to the building and quickly knocked down the flames. Click here for more information.
28-July-2021 - Flooding - "C" Shift

The Lowcountry Region received 7 to 10 inches of rain over a three hour period the morning of Wednesday 28-July. The heavy rain caused flooding in many areas, which caused washouts, road and business closures and damage to buildings and roadways. The 9-1-1 Center and Emergency Services were inundated with calls from citizens. The rain made responding difficult with near zero visibility and flooding on roadways. Walmart and several downtown businesses were forced to close due to water inside the businesses. Trees were down and power was also out in some areas. A 40 feet section of Hendersonville Hwy. (US Hwy 17-A) washed out and many streets were impassable. Click here for more information.
Congratulations to Engineer/Paramedic Chris Dukes on passing his Lieutenant examination.  Lieutenant Dukes is assigned to the 1/13 Rotation on C-Shift.
21/July/2021 - Fatal MVC - "C" Shift

A 68 yr old Hendersonville man died from injuries he received after his Silverado pickup truck struck a fallen tree in the 300 block of Ritter Road Wednesday evening 22-July at approx.19:23.  Witnesses to the accident advised the large tree fell across Ritter Rd blocking both lanes. The westbound pickup struck the tree, became airborne and crashed into the swamp in approximately 8 inches of water. Bystanders advised 9-1-1 Dispatchers the man was unconscious. Fire-Rescue units arrived in the rural area 10 minutes later. Click here for more information.
17/July/2021 - Structure Fire - "B" Shift

A Peirce Rd man lost his home in an afternoon fire in the 5500 block Saturday afternoon 17-July. The fire was reported by a neighbor at 12:13 after the man ran to their home asking for help. The man was outside when he noticed the structure burning and attempted to extinguish the flames. His phone was inside the home and he was not able to immediately call for assistance. Engine 9 arrived 10 minutes later to find the doublewide mobile home fully involved. Firefighter-Paramedics used a deck gun to knock down the flames, then deployed multiple handlines to extinguish the fire. Click here for additional information.
15/July/2021 - Semi-Truck Fire - "C" Shift

A semi-truck received heavy damage in an evening fire on Interstate 95 Thursday night 15-July. At 22:05, 9-1-1 was notified by several callers of the truck fire at the 63 mile marker northbound. The callers advised the rear wheels of the truck were burning. One caller reported it was a tanker truck hauling diesel fuel. Additional units were assigned to the initial response due to the reported load the truck was pulling. Engine 26 arrived minutes later to find the cab and front of the trailer well involved. The trailer turned out to be a box style trailer carrying pallets of saltine crackers and not diesel fuel. Click here for more information.
11/July/2021 - MVC with Ejection - "B" Shift

Two teenagers were injured in a high speed, single car MVC in the 200 block of Robertson Blvd. (SC Hwy 64) Sunday evening 11-July. At 22:28, Fire-Rescue Medic 26 had just cleared from the hospital 3 blocks east of this location. While returning to their Station, Medic 26 drove up on an unconscious female lying in the road. As the crew was stopping to investigate, they noticed a heavily damaged vehicle in the parking lot of the Shopping Center and a male patient with multiple traumatic injuries near the parking lot. Click here for additional information.
10-July-2021 - Stabbing Incident - "A" Shift

An adult male received a stab wound to the chest in an incident in the 12000 block of Mount Carmel Road Saturday evening 10-July. The incident was reported to 9-1-1 at 21:04. The man was placed in a vehicle and driven toward Walterboro. Fire-Rescue Medic 26 intercepted the vehicle on Mount Carmel Road. Firefighter-Paramedics treated the man at the scene, then transported him emergent to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center. He was transferred to the Flight Crew and flown to a Trauma Center in Charleston. The Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation. Click here for more information.
09/July/2021 - MVC with Entrapment - "C" Shift

Two people were injured when their semi-truck overturned on I-95 near the 55 mile marker southbound, Friday 09-July at 14:53. The truck left the roadway, went down an embankment and overturned, trapping the two truckers and two small canines. The box style trailer was carrying frozen chicken. A portion of the load spilled into the Jones Swamp Creek and swamp which runs adjacent to the Interstate, after one side and the roof of the trailer failed. Firefighter-Paramedics used a ladder to reach the driver's door and Holmatro Pentheon Rescue tools to force open the door. Click here for more information.
06/July/2021 - Fatal Shooting Incident - "C" Shift

Two teenagers were shot, one fatally, in an incident in the 3500 block of Barracada Road Wednesday night 06-July. The incident was reported to 9-1-1 at 22:31. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived with Sheriff's Deputies to the remote rural dirt road and found a 19 yr old male deceased and another 19 year old male with severe facial trauma and a torso wound. His profuse bleeding was controlled on scene. The patient was then transported emergent to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center to meet with the CARE Flight helicopter. Click here for additional information.
06/July/2021 - SUV vs Motorcycle MVC - "C" Shift

A 28 yr old Walterboro man was critically injured when his motorcycle collided with a SUV at the intersection of Jefferies Hwy. (US Hwy 15) and Academy Road. The motorcycle was traveling southbound on Jefferies Hwy. and struck the side of the SUV. The driver of the SUV was not injured. The motorcycle driver, who was wearing a helmet which protected his head, suffered multiple life threatening traumatic injuries. Fire-Rescue units arrived quickly and began treating his injuries. The CARE Flight helicopter was placed on standby. Firefighter-Paramedics transported the man emergent to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center in Fire-Rescue Medic 19.  Click here for more information.
06/July/2021 - Fatal Structure Fire - "C" Shift

Fire-Rescue units responded to a fatal structure fire in the 21000 block of Bells Hwy in the Town of Lodge Tuesday morning 06-July at 10:57. While enroute to the incident 9-1-1 dispatchers received additional reports advising a man was trapped inside the burning structure. Bystanders attempted to reach the man but were driven back by the intense heat and flames. A nearby farmer brought a water truck to the scene and applied water on the fire. Engine 18 arrived 8 minutes after the dispatch and found the single wide mobile home approximately 75% involved with heavy smoke conditions and flames visible. Click here for more info.
05/July/2021 - Auto vs Pedestrian MVC - "B" Shift

A 28 yr old Walterboro man received life threatening injuries after being struck by a car in the 600 block of Padgett Loop near Hampton Street Monday evening 05-July. At 23:29, two bystanders found the man bleeding in the street. Evidence at the scene indicated he may have been struck in the roadway in the westbound lanes and thrown to the curb in the eastbound lanes. The man suffered multiple traumatic injuries. Firefighter-Paramedics treated him at the scene. Click here for additional information.
04/July/2021 - Fatal MVC - "C" Shift

A Springtown man suffered fatal injuries in a single car, high speed MVC on Jefferies Hwy (US Hwy 15) at the intersection of Kelly Bay Rd Sunday morning 04-July at 00:09. The northbound Pontiac G6 failed to negotiate a curve, entered the ditch and flipped over several times before striking a power pole and landing upright. The power pole was broken into several pieces knocking power out in the area for several hours. The restrained driver suffered multiple traumatic injuries and had no signs of life when Fire-Rescue units arrived on the scene. Click
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