Colleton County Fire-Rescue

December 2008


A three alarm fire brought nine stations to an approximately 5800 square foot two story residential dwelling located at 288 Chester Lane near Cottageville. The 9-1-1 Center received the first report of the fire at 2210 new years eve, reporting fire in the master bedroom. 42 firefighters worked for nearly three hours to bring the fire under control. Fire units arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the structure and fire on the first floor.  Click here for more information.



Stations 1, 8, 9, 13, 19, 26 and 27 responded to a multi-casualty MVC involving two vehicles on I-95 at the 43 mile marker southbound. The accident occurred at 1430, Tuesday 30-December when a southbound tractor trailer struck the rear of a mini-van at a high rate of speed.  Click here for more information.



The SC Firefighters Association is holding it's Winter Meeting at the Denny Auditorium at the SC Fire Academy in Columbia. The meeting will be held Wednesday, 21-January from 10:00 to 15:00. Lunch will be provided.  Click here for more information.


Congratulations to Engineer/EMT Mikey Banks for passing his NREMT-Intermediate testing.


Click here to view Colleton County Fire-Rescue's latest video.


Arnold and Bobbi Greene have purchased and donated a copy of the book Fighting Fire by Larry Shapiro to the Colleton County Library, "In Honor of all Colleton County Fire-Rescue Personnel for helping keep its citizens and property safe."  


Stations 19 and 26 responded to a two vehicle high speed MVC on I-95 at the 64 mile marker southbound, Monday morning 8-Dec at 4:24 AM. Apparently, a southbound delivery type box truck, struck the rear of a disabled bus in the breakdown lane causing heavy damage to both vehicles. The impact ripped open the side of the delivery truck, spreading debris over approximately 1/8 mile of the southbound lanes. Click here for additional information.



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... Click here for additional information.



Station 19 responded to a auto versus pedestrian accident in the 100 block of Keegan Road Friday, 5-December at 1932. An eastbound compact car collided with a 19 year old male near the intersection of Sidneys Road. Bystanders stated the young man was unconscious following the accident. He was found on the ground approximately 20 feet behind the car. The vehicle received damage to the windshield and the driver was not injured. A medical helicopter was called to fly the patient to the Trauma Center at MUSC. Click here for additional information



Stations 1, 2, 6 and 9 responded to a high speed fatal motor vehicle collision in the 11500 block of ACE Basin Parkway (US Hwy. 17, about 1 mile north of the Ashepoo River), Monday 1-December at 1807. The four car accident occurred on a two lane stretch of this dangerous highway. According to persons at the scene, a southbound Oldsmobile Cutlass was run off of the road by a northbound vehicle who was passing another car. Click here for more information.