Colleton County Fire-Rescue


23/July/2018 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

Incident # 18-05082 – Quick action by the homeowner’s son help save their residence Monday morning 23-July at 09:57. Fire-Rescue units were dispatched to 887 Barracada Road for the report of a residential structure fire. Engine 19 arrived to find light smoke coming from all sides of the structure. The homeowner’s son had used a garden hose to spray on the flames to slow down the spread of the fire. His actions kept the flames contained to the area of the kitchen. Firefighters deployed one 1-3/4 handline to the back of the single family structure and entered the building through the rear door. They extinguished the remaining hot spots, then used a PPV Fan to force smoke the residence. Crews ensured there was no extinction of the fire to other areas of the home or attic. The kitchen suffered heavy damage in the fire, but the remainder of the home and belongings were saved. Light smoke damage was throughout the residence. All three adults were able to safely exit the home. Fire units were on the scene for about an hour.

Engine 1, Engine 19. Tender 1, Tender 9, Tender 19, Medic 9, Medic 19, Battalion 1, Car 112, Car 118 and Car 119 responded. Battalion Chief Scott O’Quinn served as incident Commander.