Colleton County Fire-Rescue
17/July/2021 - Structure Fire - "B" Shift
Incident # 21-05048 - A Peirce Rd man lost his home in an afternoon fire in the 5500 block Saturday afternoon 17-July. The fire was reported by a neighbor at 12:13 after the man ran to their home asking for help. The man was outside when he noticed the structure burning and attempted to extinguish the flames. His phone was inside the home and he was not able to immediately call for assistance. Engine 9 arrived 10 minutes later to find the doublewide mobile home fully involved. Firefighter-Paramedics used a deck gun to knock down the flames, then deployed multiple handlines to extinguish the fire. Crews were hampered after the roof collapsed and they had to remove two layers of metal roof coverings to begin performing overhaul. The home had three roofs, one shingle and two metal installed over one another. A winch from a Fire-Rescue vehicle was used to pull the metal roofing material off of the home. Fire units were on the scene for four and half hours. Water supply was conducted with Tenders to supply Engine 9. The cause of the fire appears to have been electrical in nature and started near the center, front of the residence. No injuries were reported.
Engine 9, Engine 19, Tender 5, Tender 9, Tender 19, Tender 27, Tender 34, Tender 36, Medic 9, Medic 19, Medic 26, Battalion 1, Car 112 and Car 118 responded. Captain Robert Gregory served as Incident Commander.
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