Colleton County Fire-Rescue


Stations 8, 15, 18, 29 and 31 responded to a structure fire at 1133 Shiloh Loop Monday afternoon 19-April at 1558. The caller to 9-1-1 reported a yard debris fire had gotten out of control and spread through the yard to an older vacant dwelling. The home was reported to be well involved. The caller also advised an elderly woman was attempting to fight the fire. Engine 31 arrived to the remote one lane dirt road and found the building already on the ground. An energized power line was arcing in the yard and a grass fire was endangering two other structures on the property. Engine 31 used the deck gun to knock down the flames, while Brush 31 used a different access point to protect the other structures. The woman who had been fighting the fire was injured prior to Fire-Rescue’s arrival. Medic 18’s crew treated her for non-life threatening traumatic injuries. She was transported to Colleton Medical Center for further treatment.

Firefighters  deployed one 1-3/4 handline and a booster line from Engine 31 to extinguish the remains of the old wooden structure. Brush 31 used a booster line to control the associated grass fire. The narrow dirt road presented some

logistical difficulties for the Tenders to supply Engine 31. A nearby field was used to stage apparatus and POVs to clear the roadway. Tenders were then backed down the road to supply Engine 31. Coastal Electric Power Company responded to secure the electrical service line. Fire units were on the scene for 2 hours.

Engine 8, Engine 18, Engine 29, Engine 31, Tender 8, Tender 15, Tender 18, Tender 29, Medic 18, Brush 31 and Battalion 1 responded. Battalion Chief Richard Sheffield served as Incident Commander.