Colleton County Fire-Rescue


At 0449, Sunday morning 3-May, Stations 8, 1, 25, 13 and 27 responded to a single family dwelling fire at 160 Lone Tree Lane south of Hendersonville. The older wood frame structure was fully involved when Engine 8 arrived. A 40 year old man narrowly escaped the residence. He was barefoot and met firefighters at the road. The man stated he heard strange noises in the house several times during the night. He was awaken by smoke and heat to discover fire in his bedroom. The home was not equipped with working smoke detectors.

Engine 8 set up in the street approximately 125 feet from the structure to allow for a water shuttle. Firefighters deployed two 1-3/4 handlines to combat the fire. The roof collapsed shortly after arrival. The home was a complete loss. Firefighters were on the scene for over three hours performing overhaul to completely extinguish the flames. Water supply was conducted with four 3000 gallon Tenders supplying a drop tank. The Charleston Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the man, who had no insurance. The cause appears to have been electrical in nature.

Engine 8, Tender 1, Tender 6, Tender 8, Tender 27, Medic 6 and Battalion 1 responded. Battalion Chief Dan Barb served as Incident Commander.