Colleton County Fire-Rescue


02/28/2011 – “B” Shift - Woods/Structure Fire

Incident # 11-01165 – Engine 19 responded to a woods fire on Pratt Court Monday afternoon 28-February at 12:38. Upon arriving, firefighters found several acres rapidly burning endangering multiple structures. Light winds easily carried the flames through the neighborhood. Additional units were requested as crews deployed one 1-3/4 handline and a booster line to combat the fire. The flames reached a workshop in a neighboring yard causing damage to the structure. Firefighters worked inside and outside the structure to reduce the damage. As additional units arrived they worked the head of the fire and protected structures along Pratt Court. Firefighters were able to keep the flames from reaching any other buildings on the street. The Forestry Commission also responded. Firefighters had the fire under control within 35 minutes, but were on the scene for nearly two hours.  

Engine 9, Engine 19, Tender 1, Tender 9, Tender 19, Medic 19 and Battalion 1 responded. Firefighter-EMT-I Scottie O’Quinn served as Incident Commander.