Colleton County Fire-Rescue
Stations 5, 11, 17, 19 and 27 responded to a house fire at 230 Concord Lane Sunday evening 7-December at 1959. Engine 19 arrived to find the mobile home fully involved with the half the structure already collapsed. The building was actually two singlewide mobile homes configured to make a doublewide. Concord Lane is a narrow single lane dirt road. The home was located approximately 1/4 mile off of Sidneys Road and was not visible from the highway. The fire had been burning for quite some time before it was discovered. No one was at home at the time of the fire. Neighbors reported a man lived in the building alone. Twenty five firefighters worked in freezing temperatures for 2-1/2 hours to extinguish the blaze. Tenders supplied water for the firefighting effort, pumping directly to Engine 19. Due to the narrow dirt road a shuttle could not be performed. No injuries were reported.
Engine 5, Engine 19, Tender 5, Tender 19, Tender 27, Medic 19, and Battalion 1 responded. Battalion Chief Richard Sheffield served as Incident Commander.
In the second fire that evening, Stations # 4, 10, 15, 18 and 29 responded to 10455 Lowcountry Highway Monday morning 8-December at 0201. The caller reported smoke in the residence. A firefighter in a POV reported smoke
coming from the eves of the single story home. Engine 8 arrived a short time later, advancing a single 1-3/4 handline into the structure. The crew was able to quickly locate the fire in a wall adjacent to the wood burning stove. The fire originated in the area of the flue. Crews quickly extinguished the fire with the one hand line. Damage was kept to a minimum. The family was displaced due to not having any heat. Units were on the scene for 1-1/2 hours performing overhaul and checking for extension. No injuries were reported.
Engine 4, Engine 8, Tender 8, Tender 18, Tender 15, Tender 29, Medic 18 and Battalion 1 responded. Battalion Chief Richard Sheffield served as Incident Commander.