Colleton County Fire-Rescue
Stations 1, 19, 24, 26 and 27
responded to a kitchen fire at 210 Academy Road at Colleton Place, an
assisted living facility across from Colleton Prep Academy, at 3:36 PM
on Friday afternoon 4-September. Engine 26 arrived within minutes and
found smoke inside the building, however the fire which had originated
on a stove in the kitchen was already burned out. The staff and all
residents had safely exited the building and were outside in the parking
area. While two crews of firefighters checked for any fire extension in
the kitchen and attic, three additional crews searched the building to
insure everyone had evacuated. Firefighters set up PPV fans to blow the
smoke out of the building and an additional ambulance was brought to the
scene as a precaution to evaluate any of the elderly residents. No one
had any medical complaints.
After approximately thirty minutes the smoke was cleared from the building and all residents were allowed back inside. Firefighters and staff assisted some residents back into the building. The fire originated on a large gas stove in the kitchen. It appeared grease on the top of the stove was the culprit. There was no damage to the building and no injuries. The staff and residents did a great job
evacuating the facility prior to
the arrival of firefighters.
Engine 1, Engine 19, Engine 26, Tender 1, Tender 19, Ladder 19, Medic 19, Medic 27 and Battalion 1 responded. Battalion Chief Dan Barb served as Incident Commander.