Colleton County Fire-Rescue


Stations 5, 17 and 19 responded to a fire in a structure at 245 Prairie Lane near Canadys Crossroads at 1004 Friday morning 2-April. A public works crew who was grading the small dirt road saw smoke coming from the single family dwelling. They alerted 9-1-1. Engine 19 arrived to report heavy smoke conditions in the wood frame building. Firefighters made entry with one 1-3/4 handline. They found the fire in the kitchen near the stove. Crews quickly extinguished the fire, limiting damage to the building. No one was at home at the time of the fire. It appeared a pot was left cooking on the stove which caught fire, then spread to the adjacent cabinets and floor. Firefighters used a PPV fan to clear smoke from the home. Fire damage was limited to the kitchen with light smoke damage throughout the house.

Engine 5, Engine 19, Tender 5, Tender 17, Tender 19, Medic 19 and Battalion 1 responded. Battalion Chief Dan Barb served as Incident Commander.