Colleton County Fire-Rescue


Stations 24, 1, 19, 12 and 27 responded to a well involved dwelling fire at 311 Seventh Street Sunday morning 14-September at 0551. Medic and Tanker 27 arrived to report heavy fire conditions from the "B" side of the singlewide mobile home. Crews used one 1-3/4 hand line from Tanker 27 to begin knocking down the fire. Engine 19 arrived a short time later and deployed a second 1-3/4 handline. Crews made an interior attack on the fire and quickly brought the flames under control. Interior crews exited the building to allow exterior crews to finish the job.
Approximately 50% of the interior was destroyed. Firefighters stopped the spread of the fire at the center of the home, saving many items from the "D" side of the structure. No one was at home at the time of the fire. Investigators determined the fire started in the area of the bed in the master bedroom and contacted SLED's Arson Unit. One SLED Agent responded to the scene. Colleton Fire Investigators and SLED remained on the scene until 1300 Sunday. The cause of the fire was determined to be electrical nature. No injuries were reported.
Engine 19, Engine 1, Tanker 1, Tanker 19, Tanker 12, Tanker 27, Medic 27
and Battalion 1 responded. Battalion Chief Rich Ellis served as Incident Commander.