Colleton County Fire-Rescue

12/17/2010

12/17/10 - A Shift Structure Fires

Two structure fires on opposite sides of the county keep firefighters busy Friday, 17-December.

Incident # 10-06780 The first fire occurred at 16047 ACE Basin Parkway at 12:12, in a single story block structure. Engine 2 arrived to find smoke coming from the eaves of the building. Firefighters deployed one 1-3/4 handline to make entry on the structure. The fire was contained to the attic space and appeared to have started around the chimney, spreading to roof joists around the chimney. The fire was quickly contained, with the home suffering moderate damage.

Engine 2, Engine 6, Tender 2, Tender 6, Tender 12, Medic 6, Battalion 1 and Car 116 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.

Incident # 10-06785 The second incident was reported at 13:52 at 6890 Ashton Road. The caller reported a fire in the kitchen with an bed ridden woman trapped inside the building. Station # 15 Captain Matt Williams who is a full-time firefighter and works as a rural postal carrier was delivering mail near the location. He arrived within minutes to report heavy smoke coming from the doublewide mobile home. The elderly woman had been removed from the structure by the occupants. He was able to knock the fire down using two portable extinguishers from a position at the side door. Engine 23 arrived minutes later deploying one 1-3/4 handline to extinguish the remaining fire. All of the fire was contained to the kitchen and no one was injured. Firefighters spent about 30 minutes performing overhaul and extinguishing fire in the cabinets, wall and ceiling. The remainder of the home suffered light smoke damage, but almost all of the personal belongings were saved. Units were on the scene for 1-1/2 hours.

Engine 18, Engine 23, Tender 15, Tender 18, Tender 23, Medic 18, Battalion 1, Car 12, Car 111, Car 116 and Car 119 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.