Colleton County Fire-Rescue

December 2019

31/December/2019 – High Speed MVC – “A” Shift

Two people were sent to the Trauma Center at MUSC following a two vehicle high speed MVC in the 6500 block of Jacksonboro Rd near Muskrat Lane north of I’ons Crossroads Tuesday morning 31-December at 02:14. A southbound 1998 Ford Pickup Truck was disabled in the roadway with mechanical problems when it was struck in the rear by a southbound Chevrolet passenger car causing heavy damage to both vehicles. The pickup truck was pushed approximately 100 feet and spun around in the road. Click here for more information.

27/December/2019 – Fatal Auto Pedestrian MVC – “A” Shift

At approximately 08:52 Friday morning 27-December, a motorist stopped at a traffic stop where a Yemassee Police Officer had a car pulled over on southbound I-95 near Exit 38. The motorist told the officer that he thought he saw a body laying in the ditch near the 41 mile marker. The officer responded to the location and found an adult male with multiple traumatic injuries lying in the ditch. Fire-Rescue units were sent to the scene and found the North Carolina man had no signs of life. Click here for more information.

26/December/2019 – Kitchen Fire – “C” Shift

A Cottageville home was saved Thursday evening 26-December after a grease fire spread to the kitchen cabinets. Station 9 units arrived minutes after the dispatch and found light smoke conditions coming from the singlewide mobile home. Crews entered the building and found a fire on the stove which had spread to the cabinets. Firefighter-Paramedics used a dry powder extinguisher to douse the flames and contained the damage to the area of the kitchen. The home suffered light smoke damage but most personal items were saved. Click here for more information.

26/December/2019 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

Firefighters saved a home at 11154 Jefferies Hwy Thursday 26-December. At 12:26, an adult male was awaken by smoke in the residence. He found an adjacent bedroom on fire and was able to closed the door to the room, which helped contain the fire. The man attempted to use a container to throw water on the fire, but he was driven out of the home by the smoke. He ran next door to have the neighbor call 9-1-1. Initial reports indicated an adult female was trapped in the home. Click here for more information.

18/December/2019 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift 

One man was transported to the hospital and a family was displaced after a fire occurred in their home at 25 Twin Oaks Lane, Wednesday night 18-December. At 23:15, 9-1-1 was notified of the fire inside the building. The caller advised the fire was in a bedroom, but everyone had safely exited the residence. Engine 19 arrived minutes later to find smoke coming from the singlewide mobile home and fire visible through a bedroom window. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed two handlines to the building and forced entry through a rear door. Click here for more information.
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15/December/2019 – High Speed MVC – “A” Shift

Two adults were sent to the Trauma Center following a single vehicle, high speed MVC on Wesley Grove Road near Sawdust Trail Sunday evening 15-December at 19:35. The 2003 Ford Explorer left the road, drove into a wooded area and struck several trees causing heavy damage to the small SUV. Both occupants, an adult female and an adult male suffered multiple traumatic injuries. Fire-Rescue Medic 9 requested a second ambulance shortly after arrival. Click here for more information.

12/December/2019 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

At 18:54, a passerby reported to 9-1-1 that a building on the property of Clean Management located at 915 Industrial Road  was on fire, with flames coming from the building. Engine 19, stationed less than a mile away, arrived within minutes, to find heavy fire conditions in a storage and processing building. Most of the structure was a large open air canopy style building used for storing and neutralizing industrial waste. The building also contained several offices, file and break rooms. The building contained hundreds of 55 gallon steel drums and plastic containers of varying products. Click here for more information.

10/December/2019 – Historical Map Presentation – “B” Shift

Local historian and researcher Elizabeth Laney presented a History of Colleton County and Walterboro through the presentation of historic maps. Laney made the presentation for the Fire-Rescue Explorer Post where she reviewed the development of our community over the past 300 years using maps. Laney also presented the old Sanborn Fire Insurance maps and dissected the information over several decades to show the growth of Walterboro and the improvements in the local Fire Department. The maps contain a vast amount information and the presentation was informative, interesting and fun. Click here for more information.

07/December/2019 - Christmas Dinner - "B" Shift

Fire-Rescue held the annual countywide Christmas and Awards Dinner at 17:00 at the Colleton Middle School 07-December. 190 Firefighters, family members and dignitaries attended. Service awards were presented to the personnel listed below. Everyone enjoyed fellowship, a great meal prepared by Fitts Catering and celebrated the Christmas season together.  Click here for more information.

07/December/2019 – Hay Trailer Fire – “B” Shift

Augusta Hwy (SC Hwy 61) was blocked in the area of Rio Vista Lane Saturday afternoon 07-December at 14:42. An east bound truck pulling a flatbed trailer loaded with hay bales caught fire while traveling on the highway. The vehicle pulled to the right shoulder and disconnected the trailer to save the truck. The fire spread from the area of the wheels to the bales. Engine 19 arrived to find several of the bales burning and requested additional units, including Tenders and personnel to assist in extinguishing the fire. Click here for more information.

07/December/2019 – Shop with Santa’s Heroes

Starting at 06:30, nine members of Fire-Rescue participated with over twenty-five other emergency responders and Colleton County DSS to bring some Christmas cheer to needy children in Colleton County. The annual event is hosted by the Walterboro Police Department who coordinates the collection of donations to purchase the gifts for the children. WPD Officers Amye Stivender and Linsey Ament set up the event. This year Walterboro Police, County Fire-Rescue, Walterboro Fire Dept., SC Highway Patrol, DNR, the Sheriff’s Office, including some jail staff, Cottageville PD and DSS participated. Click here for more info.

06/December/2019 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

An Islandton home was heavily damaged in an afternoon fire in the 100 block of Cayman Lane Friday afternoon 06-December. At 14:08, the occupant was asleep, when he was awaken by smoke in the home. Upon investigation, he found a large fire in the kitchen. The man was able to escape without injury and called 9-1-1. Engine 15 arrived a short time later to find the home approximately 50% involved with heavy fire conditions at the rear of the one story wood frame residence. Click here for more information.

04/December/2019 – MVC with entrapment – “A” Shift

A multi-vehicle MVC on I-95, sent two people to the hospital Wednesday morning 04-December at 03:24. The accident occurred near the 55 mile marker northbound when a northbound Peterbilt tractor trailer lost control while traveling at a high rate of speed. The truck entered the median and struck multiple trees, causing one pine tree to fall across the northbound lanes of the Interstate. The truck overturned and came to rest approximately 30 feet into the wooded area. The cab suffered massive damage and was in several pieces. Click here for more information.

03/December/2019 – ATV Accident with Air Evac – “A” Shift

Two adults were sent to a Trauma Center following an ATV accident in a wooded area off of Jefferies Hwy. (US Hwy 15) near Zeke Road Tuesday evening 03-December at 22:14. An off-duty Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief who lives in the area responded to assist and found the people off of the roadway in the woods. He initially had trouble locating the two along the dark highway, but the woman used the flashlight on her cell phone to signal him. The four wheeled ATV had flipped over ejecting both patients. Click here for more information.

03/December/2019 – Fatal MVC with Entrapment – “C” Shift

A 37 year old Cottageville man died in a two vehicle head-on collision on Cottageville Hwy (US Hwy 17-A) at Trout Lane near the Colleton/Dorchester County line Tuesday morning 03-December. At 06:14, Colleton 9-1-1 Operators received reports of the accident. Callers advised one person was trapped and not breathing. Fire-Rescue Medic 9 arrived a short time later to find the two vehicles with heavy damage in the roadway. The highway was blocked by the wreckage and debris. A second ambulance was requested. A southbound Mercury Marque collided with a Chrysler minivan on the bridge. Click here for more information.

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