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24/March/2017 Structure Fire A Shift

A Ruffin family of six were displaced following a structure fire at 7434 Ruffin Road Friday evening 24-March at 22:20. The family advised they smelled smoke earlier before discovering flames coming from the roof and front porch. Engine 18 arrived to find the single story wood frame structure well involved with flames coming from the roof, at the front and rear of the building and from several windows. All six occupants, two adults and four children, escaped without injury.  Click here for more information.

23/March/2017 MVC with Ejection C Shift

An adult female was critically injured in a single car MVC on Sniders Hwy (SC Hwy 63) just east of Rentz Drive Thursday afternoon 23-March at 16:25. The west bound Chev. Malibu flipped over several times before coming to rest in the west bound lane. The unrestrained driver appears to have been ejected through the sunroof. Firefighter-Paramedics found the woman suffering from multiple traumatic injuries lying in the roadway. Click here for more information.

19/March/2017 High Speed MVC B Shift

Three adults and a child were injured in a two car head-on collision in the 17600 block of Sniders Hwy (SC Hwy 63) near Moles Lane, Sunday afternoon 19-March at 12:16. Firefighters found the highway blocked by the two cars when they arrived. Both vehicles suffered heavy front end damage and all of the occupants were out of the vehicles. Click here for more information. 

12/March/2017 Fatal MVC with Ejection A Shift

Three people were injured, one fatally, in a single car MVC near the 6800 block of Sidneys Road Sunday afternoon 12-March at 15:25. The 2005 Subaru Impreza was traveling north on Sidneys Road when it left the roadway at a high rate of speed. The car traveled down a small embankment, struck a stump and began to flip over several times, before striking several trees. Click here for more information.

10/March/2017 Woods and Structure Fire B Shift

A Forestry Commission reconnaissance plane spotted a woods and structure fire in the area of the Roadside Community Friday afternoon 10-March at 15:31. Fire-Rescue units searched the area and found the fire in a field at the end of Ferguson Lane, a single lane dead end dirt road. The fire was inaccessible to fire apparatus. Click here for more information.

10/March/2017 MVC with Entrapment A Shift

Two men are lucky to be alive following a high speed tractor trailer MVC on I-95 at the 55 mile marker northbound, Friday morning 10-March at 06:21. The north bound truck struck the bridge, then went down an embankment into the median. The vehicle struck several trees before coming to rest in the swamp. The front of the trailer failed, propelling the load of cabbage onto the cab, destroying the truck and trapping the two occupants. Click here for more information.

09/March/2017 Woods Fires A Shift

Multiple woods fires kept Colleton and Forestry Commission Firefighters busy most of Thursday 09-March. Fires occurred in several areas of the county burning mostly woods or grass. Many homes and one church were threatened. A storage building at 6495 Rehoboth Road was destroyed when a grass fire burned up to the building. The small building was well involved when firefighters arrived and was destroyed. The largest fire occurred in the 1100 block of Bazzle Road north of Cottageville and involved 115 acres. Click here for more information.

08/March/2017 Structure Fire C Shift

A large workshop was destroyed in an afternoon fire at 2257 Mount Carmel Road Wednesday 08-March at 13:56. The caller to 9-1-1 reported a trash fire had gotten out of control and spread to the building. Engine 26 arrived minutes later to find fire at the rear of the approx. 50 x 160 structure and deployed handlines to the building. The building housed several vehicles and was used to repair equipment and trucks. Click here for more information.

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