Colleton County Fire-Rescue


Stations 9, 5, 11, 19 and 27 responded to a mobile home fire in the 1000 block of Mars Old Field Road, 23-November at 12:53 PM. The call was originally received at 9-1-1 as smoke in the area. A second caller reported a woods fire at this location. Stations 9 and 11 responded to the report. On Engine 11's arrival, the crew reported an approximately 2 acre slow moving woods fire and a doublewide mobile home fully involved. A full structural response was assigned to the call, bringing additional firefighters and equipment to the scene.
Apparently, a debris pile at the front of the property was being burned. The light wind Sunday spread the fire into dried grass on the property. The fire spread to the mobile home and then into adjacent woods. A dirt driveway prevented to the fire reaching a second doublewide mobile home near the property, however the fire did extend onto the adjacent property and burn the back yard. Firefighters used multiple handlines to control the fire. A Forestry Commission tractor also responded to handle the woods fire. The tractor cut a fire break around the fire to contain it. The vacant mobile home was heavily damaged. Firefighters were on the scene for 2-1/2 hours.
Engine 9, Engine 11, Tender 9, Tender 19, Tender 27, Medic 9 and Battalion 1 responded. Battalion Chief Richard Sheffield served as Incident Commander.