Colleton County Fire-Rescue


13-Sept-2012 Structure Fire A Shift

Incident # 12-05030 A fire in the kitchen caused the death of a family pet and damaged a home at 206 Edgewood Street at 13:53 Thursday afternoon 13-Sept. Engine 19 arrived to find moderate smoke conditions coming from a singlewide mobile home. Firefighters made entry through the front door, encountering thick smoke and heat inside the structure. They found the fire in the center of the building in the kitchen. The fire was quickly extinguished with the handline. Additional crewmembers used a PPV fan to force smoke from the home. A primary search revealed a large canine on the floor near a bedroom on the D side of the building. The dog was deceased. It took approximately 15 minutes to clear the smoke and heat from the home. The fire apparently began in the area of the stove, but the exact cause is under investigation. Neighbors who were in the yard, stated they heard a small explosion, then noticed smoke coming the house. Several aerosol cans were found on the kitchen counter. The kitchen suffered fire damage to the cabinets and the remainder of the home suffered smoke damage. Most personal items were saved.

Engine 19, Engine 24, Tender 1, Tender 12, Tender 19, Tender 26, Medic 19, Battalion 1, Car 12, Car 110 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Scott Feather served as Incident Commander.