Colleton County Fire-Rescue
10/March/2018 – Woods Fires – “A” Shift
Incident # 18-01729 - Several woods fire kept firefighters busy Saturday 10-March. The largest of the fires was a multi-acre woods fire that started in the 500 block of Glen Street. The fire, which had been burning for several hours, was reported to 9-1-1 at 17:59. The first fire units to arrive reported the large fire had spread to Teka Street and behind homes on Smoak Road. Additional fire units and Tractor from the Forestry Commission were requested. Firefighters positioned fire apparatus at several homes in the area to protect them from the spread of the fire. Crews entered the wooded areas with hand tools and back packs and worked for about an hour to hand cut lines ahead the flames to keep them from reaching several homes and a field. Once the tractor arrived, he was able to cut much larger fire lines around the perimeter of the fire. Fire units were on the scene for about 1-1/2 hours.
Engine 19, Engine 24, Tender 19, Tender 27, Battalion 1, Car 112 and Car 118 responded. Firefighter-Paramedic KC Campbell served as Incident Commander.
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