Colleton County Fire-Rescue


Flames quickly spread from a utility room and through the attic of a residence at 117 Grayson Street, Saturday evening 11-April at 2221. The home is located in the Green Park Subdivision approximately 1 mile south of the City of Walterboro. Battalion 1 arrived to find heavy fire conditions in the one story brick veneer home. Tender 27 and Medic 27, followed shortly thereafter by Engine 1 deployed two 1-3/4 handlines to combat the flames. The majority of the fire was at the rear of the structure. Firefighters quickly knocked down the exterior flames and most of the fire in the rear utility room. Interior crews performing salvage duty covered furniture and personal belongings in the living room and kitchen and began pulling the ceilings in those rooms. The fire in the attic was quickly contained. Thirty County firefighters had the bulk of the fire under control within 10 minutes, but spent the next 25 minutes performing overhaul and removing roofing materials.

The fire, which originated in the utility room, completely destroyed the contents of the small enclosure and spread into the attic from the rear of the house. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the attic over the kitchen and living room. Quick action prevented any fire damage in the living space and the home suffered very little smoke or water damage, so almost all personal items were 

saved. The residents were at home when the fire was noticed and everyone was able to escape without injuries. Fire units were on the scene for about 1-1/2 hours. Water supply was provided by truck to truck supply from Tenders at the scene.

Engine 1, Engine 24, Tender 1, Tender 19, Tender 26, Tender 27, Medic 27, Battalion 1 and Truck 12 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.