Colleton County Fire-Rescue
11/04/2011 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift
Incident # 11-05897 – A kitchen fire heavily damaged a residence at 105 Teal Court Friday afternoon 04-November at 12:59. A grandmother was home cooking when the fire broke out on the stove and quickly extended to the cabinets. She was able to gather up the three small children in her care and safely exit the house to call 9-1-1. Medic 26 and Engine 26 arrived to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the doublewide home. The woman advised firefighters that everyone was out of the residence. Firefighters deployed one 1-3/4 handline and entered the building encountering the fire immediately to their right in the area of the kitchen. As additional units arrived a second 1-3/4 handline was advanced into the building. The fire had burned in the attic space and was rapidly advancing above the firefighter’s heads in the ceiling. Crews used pike poles to pull down the ceiling in the living room, kitchen and dining room to stop the spread of the flames. Most of the fire damage was contained to the kitchen and dining room. Most of the bedrooms had the doors closed preventing smoke and heat from reaching the interiors of the rooms.
Interior crews worked for approximately 15 minutes to bring the fire under control and another 15 minutes to declare the fire was out. The fire burned through the roof over the kitchen, but despite the damage in the kitchen, the remainder of the home suffered relatively no fire and little heat damage. Smoke damage was evident throughout the house, but many personal items and clothing were saved.
Engine 1, Engine 26, Tender 1, Tender 19, Tender 26, Battalion 1, Car 12, Car 110 and Car 118 responded. Asst. Chief David Greene served as Incident Commander.
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