Colleton County Fire-Rescue
Stations 1, 7, 9, 10, 15, 18, 19 and 23 responded to a dwelling fire at 1176 Buckner Road in the Islandton Community Friday afternoon 17-October at 12:11. The homeowner reported that she was sleeping and was awakened by loud noises which sounded like a tornado. Upon investigation she discovered the rear of the house was heavily involved. She made several calls to 9-1-1 on a cell phone, but had poor reception.
Engine 18 arrived 13 minutes later and reported a 75% involved two story wood frame structure with heavy fire and smoke showing. The single occupant had escaped the building unharmed. A 2-1/2 inch handline was deployed along with two 1-3/4 handlines and a deck gun. Within ten minutes of arrival the entire structure collapsed. A water shuttle operation was established for water supply with Engine 10 pumping from a nearby dry hydrant. Units were on the scene for over 5 hours. The house was completely destroyed. No one was injured in the fire. The cause was determined to be electrical in nature.
Engine 18, Engine 10, Engine 15, Engine 23, Ladder 19, Tanker 1, Tanker, 15, Tanker 18, Tanker 7, Medic 18, Squad 9, Battalion 1, Truck 116 responded. Battalion Chief Marty Stallings served as Incident Commander.