Colleton County Fire-Rescue


Stations 1, 19, 26 and 27 responded to a structure fire at 1216 Cottageville Highway at 2125, Tuesday evening 23-March. Engine 19 arrived to find fire blowing out of the chimney of the single story brick veneer home. Firefighters searched the interior of the residence, including the attic, but did not find any extension. With the fire contained to the chimney, crews used salvage covers to protect the interior. Firefighters laddered the building to work from the roof, using a “snuffer” to drop inside the chimney. This achieved less than desirable results, so a booster line was used to extinguish the fire. The contents of the fire place had to be removed as well. Fire units were on the scene for 1-1/2 hours.

Engine 19, Engine 24, Tender 1, Tender 19, Tender 26, Tender 27, Medic 19 and Battalion 1 responded. Battalion Chief Richard Sheffield served as Incident Commander.