Colleton County Fire-Rescue


27/July/2015 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

Incident # 15-04263 – A domestic dispute lead to a family member setting a residence on fire with three people inside, two of which were children, Monday evening 27-July. At 20:34, 9-1-1 received frantic calls of a man pouring gasoline on the exterior of a residence at 446 Jonesville Ave in southern Colleton County. The caller advised he had set the house on fire, then left the scene to obtain more fuel. Firefighters from Station # 13 arrived two minutes later. The home was located down a small dirt driveway behind another residence and was not accessible to fire apparatus. Crews found fire on the exterior of the single story block structure and heavy smoke coming from the eaves on all sides of the building. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed one three inch line down the driveway to the house, then gated it off, using an 1-3/4 handline to extinguish the fire. The flames entered the attic space, as well as burning gasoline running inside the home under the door which ignited a wall in the kitchen. Interior fire damage was minimal, however Firefighters had to pull down a  portion of the ceiling in one room to access the attic space. Crews used PPV fans to evacuate smoke from inside the house. Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for the male relative who fled and did not return to the scene. No injuries were reporting. Fire units were at the incident location for three and half hours.

Engine 13, Engine 25, Tender 1, Tender 8, Tender 25, Tender 27, Medic 13, Battalion 1 and Car 111 responded. Captain John Schneider served as Incident Commander.