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09/August/2020 – Fatal MVC with entrapment – “B” Shift

An Islandton man was killed and a Smoaks man was injured in a two vehicle MVC at the intersection of Ruffin Rd and Jones Swamp Rd Sunday evening 09-August. At 21:22, Fire-Rescue units were dispatched to the accident. Engine 26 and Medic 26 arrived 3 minutes later to find one SUV over-turned and one car in the front yard of a residence in the 600 block of Ruffin Road. Firefighter-Paramedics found the driver of the SUV trapped in the wreckage and deceased with multiple traumatic injuries. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the vehicle. Click here for more information.

03/August/2020 – MVC with Entrapment

An adult male was critically injured in a high speed single vehicle MVC on Interstate 95 at the 41 mile marker northbound, Monday afternoon 03-August at 13:54. According to witnesses, the vehicle was traveling northbound, when is left the roadway on the median side, over-corrected, lost control and skidded sideways across both lanes, then went down the embankment and struck several trees. The impact caused heavy damage to the small 2006 Pontiac G6, displacing the interior. The entire engine and the steering wheel were thrown out of the car. Click here for more information.

29/July/2020 – MVC with entrapment & Air Evac – “C” Shift

Three Florida teenagers were injured in a single car, high speed MVC on Interstate 95 near the 61 mile marker southbound Wednesday afternoon 29-July at 15:43. The three were traveling southbound in a 1998 Jeep Cherokee when the vehicle dropped off of the left shoulder, then over corrected and entered the wooded median. The Jeep slid sideways and began to flip over when it struck several trees impacting at the passenger door. Click here for more information.

22/July/2020 – Mutual Aid Structure Fire – “B” Shift

Fire-Rescue responded as mutual aid to the City of Walterboro for a structure fire at 709 Hampton Street Wednesday evening 22-July at 20:49. City Fire units arrived to find a two story garage apartment behind the residence fully involved as well as a separate two car garage also fully involved. Three vehicles inside the buildings were on fire, a large boat in the neighboring yard was ablaze and a small outbuilding on the property behind the structure was also on fire. Three adjacent homes on Hampton Street were already off gassing and a fourth structure on Charles Street, behind the fire building was also endangered. Click here for more information.

22/July/2020 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift

A suspected electrical fire damaged a mobile home at 101 Lightning Bug Lane Wednesday afternoon 22-July at 17:04. The property owner was performing work on the building when the fire occurred. Engine 26 arrived to find smoke coming a singlewide mobile home. The fire burned inside a room containing the water heater and spread under the home. Crews deployed two 1-3/4 handlines and quickly brought the fire under control. Damage was limited. Crews used a PPV Fan to clear smoke from inside the structure. Click here for more information.

22/July/2020 – Motorhome Fire – “B” Shift

Four show dogs and a cat perished in a motorhome fire on Interstate 95 at the 68 mile marker northbound Wednesday morning 22-July. At 10:30, 9-1-1 began receiving multiple reports of a motorhome ablaze near the 68 exit ramp. The occupants were enroute to a dog show and were transporting several show dogs in the vehicle. They were able to save eight of the animals, before conditions prohibited them from reentering the burning vehicle. Click here for more information.

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