Colleton County Fire-Rescue

August 2020

30/August/2020 – Fatal MVC with entrapment and Air Evac – “B” Shift

A Williams man was killed, a woman was critically injured, a 34 yr. old man received minor injuries and three children (ages 10 to 17) received non-life threatening injuries in a head-on collision in the 800 block of Williams Road (SC Hwy 212) north of Bells Hwy Sunday evening 30-August. At 20:58, 9-1-1 was notified of the accident. Fire-Rescue units from the Bells Crossroads station arrived three minutes later to find the two heavily damaged vehicles blocking the roadway. They requested two additional ambulances, a Rescue unit and two medical helicopters. Click here for more information.

28/August/2020 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

A small barn was destroyed in a evening fire in the 200 block of Welles Lane Friday 28-August. At 21:14, a caller to 9-1-1 reported the barn behind the residence was on fire with flames visible from the structure. Engine 26 arrived to the find the single story structure fully involved. The roof had already collapsed. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed one handline to extinguish the remains of the structure. The building and the contents were destroyed. Crews were on the scene for about 2 hours performing overhaul. Click here for more information.

27/August/2020 – Shooting Incident – “B” Shift

A 49 yr. old female was lucky and received only minor injuries in a shooting incident that occurred in the area of Peurifoy Rd and Gadsden Loop Thursday evening 27-August at 23:55. The woman reported to officers that a car shot at her vehicle striking it several times. Two rounds passed through the rear window and out the windshield, one of which brushed the woman’s shoulder. She received a small laceration and was able to drive to the 1100 block of Hampton Street to call for help. Walterboro Police Officers and Sheriff’s Deputies arrived quickly to secure the scene. Click here for more information.

27/August/2020 – Shooting Incident – “B” Shift

Three people were injured in a shooting incident at Walterboro Village Apartments Thursday afternoon 27-August. At 18:29, 9-1-1 received reports of multiple shots fired at the complex located at 601 Green Pond Highway. Initial reports were of suspects in the parking lot shooting and a woman inside an apartment was struck and bleeding. Walterboro Police officers and Sheriff’s Deputies responded and secured the scene. Firefighter-Paramedics were directed to a 52 year old woman who was shot in the abdomen. Click here for more information.

25/August/2020 – Car vs House with Injuries – “C” Shift

A vehicle collided with a residence in the 200 block of McTeer St in the City of Walterboro Tuesday morning 25-August. Fire-Rescue and City of Walterboro units were advised of the incident at 07:34. Units arrived to find a Ford Expedition had backed into the residence with approximately half to the SUV entering the home. Two children were asleep in the room that was struck. Both children suffered minor injuries. Firefighter-Paramedics evaluated and treated the pair at the scene and transported both along with a third child at the mothers request. All three were taken to Colleton Medical Center. Click here for more information.

20/August/2020 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A 20 x 30 block storage building was damaged in an afternoon fire during a thunderstorm Thursday afternoon 20-August at 17:55. The resident at 13922 Bells Hwy called 9-1-1 to report that lightning had struck the building and it was ablaze. Engine 18, stationed ½ mile away arrived minutes later to find heavy smoke coming from the one story block structure. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed one handline to extinguish the fire. Most of the fire was contained to the contents of the building which was heavily damaged. Click here for more information.

17/August/2020 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A singlewide mobile home suffered minor damage in an early afternoon fire at 1311 McMillian Street Monday 17-August at 14:23. A neighbor alerted 9-1-1 when they saw smoke coming from the home. Engine 19 arrived to find light smoke coming from all sides of the structure. Firefighters discovered a wall in the front bed room that was on fire. They removed the exterior siding and insulation to extinguish the fire. No personal belongings were lost, but the interior suffered minor smoke damage.  Click here for more information.

16/August/2020 – Fatal MVC with Entrapment – “B” Shift

A 28 year old man died from injuries received in a single car MVC at the intersection of Quail Dr and Partridge Trail Sunday morning 16-August. The accident was discovered at 02:06 and reported to 9-1-1. Sheriff’s Office and Fire-Rescue units arrived minutes later to find a 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis overturned on Partridge Trail at the entrance to the Quail Creek Subdivision. It appeared the vehicle had been traveling northbound when it left the road, entered the ditch and struck a concrete culvert. Click here for more information.

09/August/2020 – Fatal MVC with entrapment – “B” Shift

An Islandton man was killed and a Smoaks man was injured in a two vehicle MVC at the intersection of Ruffin Rd and Jones Swamp Rd Sunday evening 09-August. At 21:22, Fire-Rescue units were dispatched to the accident. Engine 26 and Medic 26 arrived 3 minutes later to find one SUV over-turned and one car in the front yard of a residence in the 600 block of Ruffin Road. Firefighter-Paramedics found the driver of the SUV trapped in the wreckage and deceased with multiple traumatic injuries. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the vehicle. Click here for more information.

03/August/2020 – MVC with Entrapment

An adult male was critically injured in a high speed single vehicle MVC on Interstate 95 at the 41 mile marker northbound, Monday afternoon 03-August at 13:54. According to witnesses, the vehicle was traveling northbound, when is left the roadway on the median side, over-corrected, lost control and skidded sideways across both lanes, then went down the embankment and struck several trees. The impact caused heavy damage to the small 2006 Pontiac G6, displacing the interior. The entire engine and the steering wheel were thrown out of the car. Click here for more information.

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