Colleton County Fire-Rescue

1/24/2010

Stations 2, 9, 11 and 19 responded to a structure fire at 25 Garners Corner Court east of Cottageville, Sunday morning 24-January at 0638. On arrival, Engine 9 reported heavy fire conditions from the D side of the singlewide mobile home with thick black smoke coming from the building.  The crew made entry with one 1-3/4 handline and was able to knock the fire down in the two bedrooms on that end of the dwelling. This contained the fire to the D side of the structure, saving the remainder of the home. The living room suffered smoke damage with heat damage up high, however the master bedroom on the B side of the mobile home suffered very little damage. A large majority of the personal items were saved. The occupants had escaped the building prior to fire units arriving. The home had no working smoke detectors. One man was treated at the scene by Firefighter-Paramedics but did not require transportation to the hospital. The fire is believed to have been caused by a candle left burning. It originated in the area of a bedroom, where the homeowner indicated the candle had been on a table. Units remained on scene performing overhaul for 2 hours.

The Charleston Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the family. They had no insurance on the home.

Engine 9, Engine 11, Tender 2, Tender 9, Tender 902, Tender 19, Medic 9, Squad 9, Battalion 1, Truck 11 and Truck 12 responded. Captain Scott Feather served as Incident Commander.