Colleton County Fire-Rescue
03/14/2011 – “A” Shift – Woods/Structure Fire
Incident # 11-01465 – An out of control yard fire resulted in damage to a mobile home and a 10x10 outdoor storage building Monday 14-March at 15:10. Firefighters were called to a residence located at 67 Oleander Court north of Walterboro for a report of a yard fire that was spreading fast. They arrived to find a fast moving fire that had already reached a nearby wooded area, circled a singlewide mobile home and storage building. Firefighters deployed multiple handlines to protect the structures. A Forestry Commission tractor was also requested to cut a fire line around the fire. Crews were able to stop the fire from destroying the home, however it suffered damage to the wooden underpinning and the vinyl siding on two sides was melted. The fire burned under the wooden storage building, burning one wall and penetrating the building. Firefighters extinguished the fire and overhauled the interior, but prevented any damage to the contents of the building. Units were on the scene for over an hour.
Engine 19, Engine 26, Tender 19, Tender 26, Brush 24, Medic 19, Medic 26, Battalion 1, Car 110 and a Forestry Tractor responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.
Photos by Harold Buzzell