Colleton County Fire-Rescue
29-February-2016 – Woods and Equipment Fire – “B” Shift
Incident # 16-01225 – A control burn jumped the fire lines and spread to several pieces of farm equipment and a large camper Monday afternoon 29-February. At 14:01, 9-1-1 received several reports of a controlled burn that had been spread by light winds and was threatening several buildings. Engine 26 arrived to find a rapidly spreading, fast moving woods and grass fire with a camper and several farm implements burning. They reported a residential structural and two other farm buildings were in danger. Engine 26 requested a structural response and a tractor from the Forestry Commission. Engine 26 and Tender 26 positioned to protect the residence north of the fire and stretch lines to extinguish the camper. Engine 17 positioned south of the incident to cut off the fire from reaching the two farm buildings. Other units worked to contain the fire and assisted with extinguishing the farm implements. A Forestry tractor cut a line around the fire. Engine 17 was relocated to a nearby dry hydrant to provide water supply. Fire units were on the scene for three hours.
Engine 17, Engine 26, Engine 33, Tender 5, Tender 26, Brush 8, Medic 26 and Battalion 1 responded. Deputy Chief David Greene served as Incident Commander.
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