Colleton County Fire-Rescue
Stations 1, 4, 10, 15, 18, and 29 responded to a garage fire at 13452 Lowcountry Highway at 1927, Sunday 16-November. The call was received at 9-1-1 reporting a barn on fire near this location. Engine 401 arrived within minutes to find a single car garage burning. The building had already collapsed and was not much more than a pile of debris. One vehicle inside the structure was also destroyed. The detached building sat approximately 30 feet from a single story residential home. The house was not damaged. Firefighters used two 1-3/4 hand lines to extinguish the blaze. About 20 firefighters responded. Several family members were at home at the time of the blaze. No one injured.
The investigation revealed the fire originated near the clothes dryer. The unvented unit had been running prior to the resident noticing the fire. Firefighters were on the scene for 1-1/2 hours.
Engine 401, Engine 10, Tender 1, Tender 4, Tender 18, Tender 15, Tender 18, Medic 18 and Battalion 1 responded. Lieutenant Mitchell Breland served as Incident Commander.