Colleton County Fire-Rescue


01/November/2019 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift 

Incident # 19-07664 – An adult female was able to safely exit her burning home when she was awaken by smoke in the house at 06:41 Friday morning 01-November. The residence is located at 737 Van Dyke Road north of Cottageville. She ran to a neighbor’s home to alert 9-1-1. Firefighters from Station # 9 about 1 mile away arrived minutes later to find flames coming from two windows. Crews deployed two handlines and contained the fire to the master bedroom. The bedroom suffered substantial damage, but the remainder of the home and most belongings were saved. The fire appears to have started in the area of the bed, but the cause is under investigation.

Engine 9, Engine 19, Tender 9, Tender 19, Tender 36, Medic 9, Medic 19, Battalion 1, Car 112 and Car 119 responded. Firefighter-Paramedic Joshua Gathright served as Incident Commander.