Colleton County Fire-Rescue

July 2019

31/July/2019 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift 

A doublewide mobile home was saved following a fire in the kitchen, due to the efforts of a neighbor and quick arrival of Firefighter-Paramedics. At 18:24 Wednesday evening 31-July, 9-1-1 received a report of smoke coming from a residence located at 690 Great Swamp Rd. Engine 1 was clearing up from another incident about two blocks from the location and arrived two minutes later finding smoke coming from all exterior openings on the roof. Click here for more information.

28/July/2019 – Drowning Incident – “B” Shift

A pleasurable Sunday boating trip turned tragic for a Ridgeville man 28-July. At 14:13, 9-1-1 was notified of an adult male who was swimming to a boat on the Edisto River at Good Hope Landing, when he went under the water and did not resurface. Fire-Rescue’s Dive Team, several Deputies and DNR Officers responded to the landing. Bystanders and a family member were able to provide an approximate location where the man went under the water. Click here for more information.

25/July/2019 – Mutual Aid Confined Space Rescue – “B” Shift

Fire-Rescue sent four Firefighter-Paramedics trained in confined space rescue techniques, to assist Orangeburg County responders with an extended confined space rescue in a grain storage facilty at a plant on John C. Calhoun Dr in Orangeburg, Thursday afternoon 25-July.  Orangeburg personnel responded to the company earlier in the day for an adult male who was trapped by the grain in the large, multi-story, concrete storage bin. Crews battled high temperatures during the rescue. Click here for more information.

21/July/2019 – MVC with Air Evac – “A” Shift

A multi-vehicle MVC sent one man to a Trauma Center Sunday evening 21-July. At 20:52, 9-1-1 received the report of a four vehicle crash on I-95 near the 42 mile marker northbound. A witness advised a dark colored vehicle stalled in the travel lanes and was struck by several other vehicles, causing heavy damage to three cars. Vehicles were off on both shoulders and debris littered the highway, stopping north bound traffic. Click here for more information.

21/July/2019 – Stabbing Incident – “C” Shift

An early morning stabbing incident sent one man to the Trauma Center Sunday 21-July. At 06:40, 9-1-1 Operators received a report of a man stabbed in the chest at the Southern Inn located at 1630 Bells Hwy. Walterboro Police and Sheriff Deputies arrived quickly and secured the scene. Fire-Rescue Medic 26 stabilized the injured man, then transported him in stable condition to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston. Walterboro Police are investigating the incident.  Click here for more information.

20/July/2019 – High Speed MVC – “C” Shift


An adult male was transported to Colleton Medical Center following a head-on collision on Bells Hwy (SC Hwy 64) just west of Confederate Hwy. (SC Hwy 641) Saturday afternoon 20-July at 17:07. One vehicle crossed the center line and struck the other causing heavy damage to both vehicles. The driver of the Ford Taurus was not injured. Fire-Rescue Medic 26 transported the driver of the GMC pickup truck to the medical center for evaluation. Firefighters were on the scene for several hours assisting with traffic control. Click here for more information.

18/July/2019 – Golf Cart MVC with Fire – “A” Shift

An adult male received minor injuries after the golf cart he was operating collided with a passenger car at the intersection of Railroad St and Kimbrell St Thursday afternoon 18-July at 13:46. Following the collision, the small car crashed into a wooded area and the Golf Cart caught fire in the intersection. The driver of the car was not injured and the golf cart driver was ejected but fortunately only suffered minor injuries. He was treated at the scene by Firefighter-Paramedics but did not require transportation to the hospital. Click here for more information.

18/July/2019 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

An early morning fire destroyed a singlewide mobile home located at 80 Red Oak Road north of Cottageville at 02:28 Thursday morning 18-July. A passerby noticed the fire and called 9-1-1. Engine 9 arrived to find the residential dwelling fully involved. The home had been burning unnoticed for some time and the roof along with most of the floor had already burned away. Crews used a deck gun to knock down most of the remaining fire, then deployed two handlines to finish extinguishing the blaze. Crews had the fire under control within 20 minutes, but were on the scene for four hours performing overhaul. Click here for more information.

13/July/2019 – Woods Fire – “B” Shift 

Firefighters protected several homes and saved a track hoe during an afternoon fast moving woods fire in the 400 block of Nunuville Road Saturday afternoon 13-July. At 14:37, Fire-Rescue was alerted to the fire on an approximately 40 acre track of land that recently had the trees harvested. Several unattended debris piles spread during high winds igniting approximately 20 acres of the property. 20 mph winds quickly drove the flames through the brush, causing nearly zero visibly on Nunuville Road. Sheriff’s Deputies blocked access to Nunuville Road for several hours to allow Firefighters to operate. Click here for more information.

07/04/2019 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

At 04:08 Thursday morning 04-July, Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a work shop on fire at 1075 Burlington Road. Engine 19 arrived to find a 50 x 20 metal building approximately 50% involved, with flames coming through the roof and several windows. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed multiple handlines to the building and cut away a portion of a garage door to access the interior of the building. Several tanks of compressed oxygen and acetylene where in the building requiring crews to monitor the air quality levels. Click here for more information.

03/July/2019 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

Colleton Firefighters responded to a structure fire in an abandoned house at 492 Blue House Lane Wednesday evening 03-July. At 21:47, 9-1-1 received several reports of the fire with the callers advising a nearby mobile home was endangered. Engine 13 arrived to find the single story wood frame structure fully involved, with the nearby singlewide mobile home smoking. Both buildings were obstructed by thick brush. Firefighters deployed multiple handlines and protected the mobile home from further damage. Click here for more information.

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