Colleton County Fire-Rescue

3/05/2010

Stations 7, 17, 18, 26 and 27 responded to a house fire at 79 Jordan Lane at 2255, Friday evening 5-March. Engine 7 arrived to find the single story wood frame structure already on the ground. Only one corner of the building was still standing. The fire had extended into an adjacent wooded area north of the building, burned approximately 20 hog pins east of the home and had set several large trees on fire. Two other structures were endangered. Firefighters deployed several hand lines down a narrow 110 dirt path to reach the building. Crews extinguished the fires surrounding the building to protect the exposures and then worked for several hours overhauling the remains of the house. Units were on the scene for three hours. No one was home at the time of the fire and the hog pins were empty. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Engine 7, Engine 18, Tender 7, Tender 17, Tender 18, Tender 26, Tender 27, Medic 18, Medic 26, Battalion 1, Truck 11 and Truck 12 responded. Battalion Chief Richard Sheffield served as Incident Commander.