Colleton County Fire-Rescue


07/May/2023 - Structure Fire - "C" Shift

Incident # 23-03287 - A smoke alarm saved a Cottageville family and alerted them to a fire in their home Sunday morning 07-May at 04:11. The family had used a grille on a wooden porch earlier in the evening. A little after 4 AM the smoke alarm inside the home woke the family. Upon investigation they found flames inside the home at the rear door and the porch on fire. They called 9-1-1 and began using a garden hose on the fire. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived quickly and deployed one handline to the home. The occupants had the bulk of the fire knocked down with the garden hose. The porch received substantial damage, as well as the back doors. The interior of the home received minor fire and smoke damage. Thanks to the smoke alarms, no one was injured. 

As a reminder, Fire-Rescue provides and installs free smoke alarms to residents in the unincorporated areas of Colleton County, as well as the Towns of Cottageville, Lodge, Smoaks and Williams. Residents can call Fire-Rescue Headquarters at (843) 539-1960 to set up an appointment. 

Engine 9, Engine 19, Tender 2, Tender 9, Tender 19, Tender 27, Medic 9, Medic 19 and Battalion 1 responded. Battalion Chief Chris Jones served as Incident Commander.