Colleton County Fire-Rescue


04/09/2012 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

Incident # 12-01928 – An electrical problem caused a fire that destroyed a Ferguson Lane home Monday evening 09-April. 9-1-1 Operators received a call from a juvenile at 39 Ferguson Lane at 19:39, stating there were sparks and smoke coming from the electrical panel in the rear bedroom. A firefighter in a brush truck returning from another assignment, arrived four minutes later to find the singlewide mobile home well involved, endangering a large storage building and two other mobile homes. He used a booster line to protect the storage building that was about six feet from the mobile home until Engine 8 arrived. Upon arrival, Engine 8 laid 350 feet of supply line down the narrow single lane dirt road, then deployed one 2-1/2 and one 1-3/4 handline to combat the fire. The fire quickly spread throughout the older mobile home destroying the interior and the family’s belongings. The only occupant was able to safely exit the building. Firefighter-Paramedics worked for approximately ten minutes to bring the fire under control. Crews continued overhaul efforts for about 45 minutes.  Tenders supplied Engine 8 from the main road, Roadside Drive. The fire appeared to have started in the area of the breaker box.

Engine 1, Engine 8, Tender 1, Tender 6, Tender 8, Tender 13, Medic 1, Medic 6, Brush 8, Battalion 1, Car 12 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Dan Barb served as Incident Commander.