Colleton County Fire-Rescue


Stations 1, 4, 7, 18, 26 and 31 responded to a single family dwelling fire at 1590 Deliverance Road, Wednesday afternoon 23-June at 1428. Station 4 personnel who were working in the area arrived one minute after the call was dispatched. They reported heavy fire conditions, with flames already burning through the roof. The center portion of the doublewide mobile home had already collapsed. Engine 18 and Engine 31 arrived minutes later deploying the deck gun from Engine 18. The master stream knocked the bulk of the fire down within a few minutes. Firefighters stretched two 1-3/4 handlines, entering the building through the front door. The fire was under control in less than 15 minutes. Crews endured record high temperatures with the heat index near 120 degrees. They were rotated out frequently for rehab. Water supply was handled with Tenders pumping truck to truck. Fire investigators determined the cause of the fire was electrical in origin related to an extension cord and a window air conditioning unit on the back wall of the structure. No one was at home when the fire was reported.

Engine 18, Engine 31, Tender 1, Tender 4, Tender 7, Tender 11, Tender 26, Medic 18, Battalion 1 and Car 11 responded. Firefighter-EMT Robert McAlhaney served as Incident Commander.