Colleton County Fire-Rescue


21/September/2014 MVC with Burns A Shift

Incident # 14-05581 A 43 year old Georgia man received first and second degree burns to his legs after his motorcycle caught fire Sunday afternoon 21-Sept at 13:39. The man was traveling southbound on I-95 near the 55 mile marker, when he noticed his motorcycle was burning. As he attempted to stop the bike on the median side of the Interstate, his pants also caught on fire. Several bystanders stopped to assist the man. Firefighter-Paramedics could see a column of black smoke two miles from the scene. They arrived to find the motorcycle fully involved. Engine 1 deployed one 1-3/4 handline to extinguish the fire, while Medic 1 began treating the injured man. He was transported to Colleton Medical Center for further treatment. One southbound lane was blocked due to the incident, causing traffic to back up for approximately three miles. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.  

Engine 1, Medic 1, Battalion 1 and Car 12 responded. Captain Brian Rowe served as Incident Commander.