Colleton County Fire-Rescue

2/20/2011

02/19 and 02/20/2011 B and C shifts Woods Fires

Multiple Incident Numbers The dry conditions, low humidity and moderate winds kept firefighters and Forestry Units busy over the weekend with multiple woods fires throughout the county Saturday and Sunday. Fire units responded to over 30 woods fires from Friday afternoon through Sunday evening. Several outdoor buildings and/or storage buildings were destroyed along with several hundred acres of woods, grass and/or timber and personal property.  

The largest fire occurred off of Trenton Lane near the Jonesville Community in the southern portion of the County and burned approximately 105 acres. Six stations and two Forestry Tractors worked the fire for over seven hours with Brush units responding as far away as Islandton and Jacksonboro. Firefighters and Forestry units protected a home and garage off of Rodeo Drive as a woods fire burned four acres, jumping a dirt road at one point. Several acres were burned and a mobile home damaged on McDanieltown Road near Altman Way Sunday afternoon. Several out buildings were destroyed on Dunwoody Lane in the White Hall Community as well. A mobile home received fire damage to the under skirting on Booth Street as a woods fire burned three acres.