Colleton County Fire-Rescue


05/25/2011 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

Incident # 11-02895 – For the second time in five days, firefighters saved the singlewide mobile home at 205 Godwin Street. Last Friday, the structure received exterior damage when a warehouse next door caught fire. At 15:50, Wednesday 25-May, 9-1-1 was alerted to a fire in a bedroom at this address. The occupants discovered the fire and closed the bedroom door, slowing the progress of the flames through the rest of the building. Engine 26 arrived to find heavy smoke conditions, with flames venting from a bedroom window in the center of the structure. Firefighters deployed one 1-3/4 handline through the front door, quickly knocking down the fire and containing it to the room of origin. The bedroom and contents received heavy fire damage, but the remainder of the home suffered only smoke damage. Crews had to pull down a portion of the ceiling in the adjacent living room to check for fire extension. Three people were at home when the fire was found. One man was treated by Firefighter-Paramedics for smoke inhalation, but he did not require transportation to the hospital. No one else was injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but is not related to the previous Friday’s incident.

Engine 26, Engine 19, Tender 1, Tender 19, Tender 26, Medic 19, Medic 26, Battalion 1 Car 110, Car 111, and Car 118 responded. Capt Scott Feather served as Incident Commander.