Colleton County Fire-Rescue

8/9/2010

C Shift Mutual Aid Structure Fire

Run # 10-04399 - Walterboro Public Safety and Colleton County Fire-Rescue responded to a well involved large garage fire at 703 Carn Street Monday evening, 9-August at 1947. The garage included a work shop, four parking slots and was attached to the residence. Walterboro Engine 3 arrived to find the building well involved with fire rapidly reaching the residence. A passenger car, four wheeler and multiple items under the garage and in the work shop were also burning. Heavy black smoke was coming from the eves of the home. City fire crews used two handlines to stop the fire from entering the home, while County Firefighters searched the residence and attic using thermal imaging equipment.  The fire burned up to the house, but was stopped by fire crews before it entered the home. The homeowner had replaced the exterior siding on the residence with Hardy Plank which was a contributing factor in stopping the spread of the fire. The fire had just broken several windows and melted the window frames on the rear of the house, when firefighters stopped the flames. It took about 20 minutes to bring the fire under control. The rear bays of the garage were destroyed, while the work shop and first two bays suffered heavy damage. The home received light smoke damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

Walterboro Engine 1, Engine 2 and Engine 3 responded. Colleton County Car 12, Battalion 1, Medic  1 and six personnel responded.