Colleton County Fire-Rescue


20/December/2012 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift

Incident # 12-06876 - A Hendersonville family lost their home to a fire this morning at 04:27, Thursday 20-December. The home was located in the rural community at 2378 Black Creek Road. A family member woke up and smelled smoke. Upon investigating she found the kitchen was on fire. She alerted the other family members who were able to escape, but the family’s Labrador did not make it out of the house. Fire-Rescue units arrived 11 minutes later to find the home approximately 75% involved. An adult male and a seven year old boy suffered smoke inhalation. They were treated by Firefighter-Paramedics at the scene, then transported to Colleton Medical Center by Medic 1. Both were released within a few hours. Firefighters deployed one 2-1/2 and two 1-3/4 handlines to extinguish the fire. They found the canine deceased in a bed room during overhaul operations. Firefighters buried the dog in the back yard. The home suffered extensive damage and was almost completely gutted. The family lost most of their belongings, including Christmas presents. 

A pickup truck in the driveway was also heavily damaged. Several neighbors, the Charleston Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Colleton United Way are assisting the family.    

Engine 1, Engine 8, Tender 1, Tender 8, Tender 13, Tender 27, Medic 1, Medic 6, Battalion 1, Car 12, Car 111 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Ben Heape served as Incident Commander.