Colleton County Fire-Rescue


Stations 1, 2, 6, 8, 12, 21, 22, 25 and 27 responded to a house fire at 1015 Turkey Hill Road Wednesday afternoon 14-July at 1233. Engine 6, Tender 6 and Medic 6 arrived to find heavy smoke conditions coming from the doublewide mobile home. The structure had several additions and was located behind another structure which caused some access difficulties for apparatus. Firefighters deployed two 1-3/4 handlines into the building. The fire, which had originated in the rear utility room, had spread to a large open area in the center of the mobile home and extended into the void space above the ceiling. Crews worked rapidly to contain the fire, but had some difficulty at first. A second alarm was issued at 1249 for additional manpower and tenders. Firefighters had the fire knocked down within 20 minutes, but spent another 20 minutes pulling ceilings to reach the fire in the void space, which is open from one end of the structure to the other, above the living area. The home suffered heavy smoke and heat damage throughout most of the building, but the majority of the fire damage was contained to the area of the utility room, hall and living room. Many personal effects were salvaged. There were people at home when the fire was detected. All were able to escape without injury. Fire units were on the scene for about 2-1/2 hours. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but appears to have started in the area of the clothes dryer.

Engine 6, Engine 22, Tender 1, Tender 2, Tender 6, Tender 8, Tender 12, Tender 21, Tender 22, Tender 25, Tender 27, Medic 1, Medic 6, Car 11 and Battalion 1 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.