Colleton County Fire-Rescue

12/20/2010

12/20/10 A Shift Structure Fire

A yard debris fire spread through dry grass to ignite a singlewide mobile home located at 16 Noel Court, Monday afternoon 20-December at 1316. Engine 2 arrived to find moderate smoke conditions in the small mobile home with an slow moving grass fire. Crews deployed two 1-3/4 handlines to knock down the exterior/interior fire and a booster line for the grass fire. They entered the building to find fire inside the walls on the A, B and D sides of the structure. The grass fire had burned under the mobile home, then extended into the walls from the floor. Firefighters removed the interior paneling and exterior metal siding to remove the burning insulation in the walls. Fire had also extended under the floor under most of the mobile home. Extinguishing the fire took approximately 45 minutes. All of the personal belongings inside the structure were saved. An adult female was treated by Firefighter-Paramedics for smoke inhalation and transported to Colleton Medical Center by Medic 19. The SC Forestry Commission is investigating the cause of the fire. The Charleston Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the family. Colleton County Animal Control responded to care for the families displaced dog.

Engine 2, Engine 9, Engine 11, Tender 2, Tender 9, Tender 19, Medic 19, Battalion 1, Truck 12 and Truck 118 responded. Captain Scott Feather served as Incident Commander.