Colleton County Fire-Rescue


Stations 1, 6, 8 and 25 responded to a storage building fire behind 456 Public Landing Lane south of the Jonesville Community, Sunday afternoon 4-July at 5:06 PM. Engine 8 arrived to find a 15 by 20 foot storage building well involved. Two other structures were threatened and received damage from the intense heat.  Firefighters deployed one 1-3/4 handline to combat the fire. They first protected the building next to the fire, then began working on the primary burning building. Crews had the bulk of the flames knocked down within five minutes.  It took about 45 minutes to overhaul the building which contained a heavy fire load of stored materials and furniture. The main residence, located about 15 feet away,  received damage to the vinyl siding along the rear of the building and a smaller storage building located about 5 feet from the burning structure was also damaged. A 33 year old man was treated for heat exhaustion by Medic 6 after he attempted to extinguish the fire with a water hose. He did not require transport to the hospital. The fire was ignited from debris in a nearby burn barrel that was left unattended in the backyard.

Engine 8, Engine 25, Tender 1, Tender 8, Tender 25, Medic 6, Battalion 1 and Car 11 responded. Captain Scott Feather served as Incident Commander.