Colleton County Fire-Rescue


Stations 9 and 27 responded to a submerged vehicle in the Edisto River at Mars Old Field Landing Friday evening 11-September at 1856. Weekend campers discovered the vehicle approximately 300 feet down river from the landing. A portion of the roof was visible just below the water. After inspection, it appeared the small SUV had been in the water for quite some time. Fire-Rescue Divers responded, but only placed one diver in the water, while a backup crew stood by on the bank. Most of the windows on the vehicle were broken out, but the diver was able to search the interior and determine there were no persons inside. The call came in at dusk, so it got dark quickly. The current was strong and a couple of curious water moccasins made the search interesting. The vehicle was determined to be a Jeep Cherokee, however there was not a tag on the car and the VIN was not readable. The Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

Engine 9, Medic 9, Battalion 1, Squad 27 and Marine 27 responded. Firefighter-EMT Ted Bouthiller served as Incident Commander.

At 2028, a house fire was dispatched at 11 Lottie Lane in the Green Pond Community. Engine 6 and Medic 6 arrived to find light smoke visible from the singlewide mobile home. A fire in a mattress caused minor damage to a bedroom and smoked up the rest of the residence. Engine 6 quickly extinguished the fire and cancelled other responding apparatus. Fire units were on the scene for about an hour.

Engine 6, Engine 2, Tender 6, Tender 25 and Truck 11 responded. Captain Scott Feather served as Incident Commander.