Colleton County Fire-Rescue


17/December/2014 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

Incident # 14-07329 – A vacant residence in the 4000 block of Wiggins Road was destroyed in an evening fire Wednesday 17-December.  The initial call was received at 17:07. Engine 6 arrived the find the single story wood frame structure approximately 70% involved. The home is located in a remote rural area. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed multiple handlines to combat the fire. The flames extended into a wooded area adjacent to the home. A tractor was requested from the Forestry Commission. Firefighters knocked down the heavy flames within 25 minutes, but were on the scene four hours performing overhaul. Water supply was conducted with a Tender Shuttle. The Forestry Commission plowed a fire line around the property to contain the woods fire. The home had no power connected and the fire was apparently intentionally set. Fire Investigators and the Sheriff’s Office are investigating the incident. Anyone with information about the fire are urged to contact Fire-Rescue Headquarters at 843-539-1960 or the Sheriff’s Office at 843-549-2211.   

Engine 6, Engine 13, Tender 6, Tender 13, Tender 22, Tender 25, Medic 6, Medic 13, Battalion 1 and Car 107 responded. Asst. Chief Marty Stallings served as Incident Commander.