Colleton County Fire-Rescue


Stations 5, 9, 11, 19, 26 and 27 responded to a residential structure fire at 18843 Augusta Hwy at 0142, Tuesday morning 27-April. Engine 9 arrived to find a singlewide mobile home approximately 60% involved. Firefighters deployed two 1-3/4 handlines, making entry through the front door. They had the fire knocked down within 15 minutes, but most of the interior of the building was destroyed. One bedroom was saved, but it suffered smoke and heat damage. Water supply was handled by Tenders pumping truck to truck to supply Engine 9. The occupants were at home when the fire was discovered in a back bedroom. There was currently no power to the house and the homeowners were using oil lamps to light the structure. It is believed one of the lamps was the cause of the fire. There were no working smoke alarms in the home. An adult female, two children and an infant escaped the structure without injury, however the family dog perished in the fire. Firefighters located the dog on a bed. They buried the animal for the family. The American Red Cross is assisting the occupants.


Engine 9, Engine 5, Tender 5, Tender 9, Tender 19, Tender 26, Tender 27, Medic 9, Battalion 1 and Car 12 responded. Battalion Chief Dan Barb served as Incident Commander.