Colleton County Fire-Rescue


30/December/2013 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift 

Incident # 13-07105 – A third vacant home in the Hampton Drive Subdivision was heavily damaged in a suspicious fire Monday evening 30-December. At 20:52, Fire-Rescue was notified of the fire in a vacant residence at 205 Poplar Street. The fire was discovered much earlier than the previous two incidents in the neighborhood. Engine 19 arrived to find the single story wood frame residential dwelling approximately 40% involved. Firefighters used a deck gun from Engine 19 to knock down the flames, then deployed two 1-3/4 handlines. Firefighters quickly entered the building to finish extinguishing the blaze. Much of the structure was still standing and several rear rooms received only light damage, however the front of the structure was heavily damaged. Water supply was conducted with a Tender Shuttle. Firefighters were able to salvage some evidence at the scene and the SLED Arson Unit was contacted while the incident was still in progress. SLED Agents, Fire Investigators and Sheriff’s Office Detectives were on the scene most of the morning Tuesday. This was the third vacant building in the neighborhood to burn in the past four days. Firefighters were on the scene for two hours. Anyone with information regarding the fire are encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 843-549-2211 or the Arson Hotline at 800-922-7766 / (800) 92ARSON.

Engine 1, Engine 19, Tender 1, Tender 12, Tender 19, Tender 26, Tender 27, Medic 19, Battalion 1, Car 12, Car 105 and Car 118 responded. Deputy Chief David Greene and Battalion Chief Scott Feather operated the Command Post.