Colleton County Fire-Rescue


12/January/2022 - Structure Fire - "A" shift

Incident # 22-00327 - A fire in a vacant residence caused substantial damage to the building Wednesday evening 12-January. At 19:50, 9-1-1 was notified of fire coming from the home at 448 Deloach Ave. Engine 1 arrived a short time later to find fire coming from the front windows and door and rolling out from under the porch roof. Engine 1 used the deck gun to knock down the bulk of the flames as Firefighter-Paramedics deployed two handlines and entered the building. They were able to quickly gain control of the flames and save the building. The home has been vacant, but the owner ran off some squatters this past weekend. It appeared the squatters had returned. The fire started on a couch in the front room. There was no power connected to the building. The home suffered fire damage to the front rooms and smoke damage throughout the structure, however it is repairable. No injuries were reported. Fire-Rescue units were on the scene for three hours. 

Engine 1, Engine 19, Tender 1, Tender 19, Tender 26, tender 27, Medic 1, Medic 19, Battalion 1, Car 112, Car 118 and Car 119 responded. Battalion Chief Scott O'Quinn served as Incident Commander.