Colleton County Fire-Rescue


20/January/2016 – Structure & Woods Fire – “A” Shift

Incident # 16-00388 – An abandoned house was destroyed and approximately ½ acre of woods was burned in a suspicious fire that occurred Wednesday evening 20-January. At 20:02, Fire-Rescue units were sent to the 100 block of Harrison Drive for the report of a woods fire with a possible building involved. Engine 19 arrived three minutes later to find what appeared to be a large debris fire 200 feet in the woods. Upon inspection, firefighters discovered the remains of a wooden structure which appeared to have been abandoned for many years. Firefighters stretched 100 feet of 3 inch hose into the woods, then gated it off to two 1-3/4 handlines. Tender 90 was relocated to Stephanie Drive and deployed one 1-3/4 handline to extinguish the woods fire on the south side of the incident. The building was completely destroyed. Crews were on the scene for 2-1/2 hours. The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident. Anyone with information concerning the fire is encouraged to contact Fire-Rescue Headquarters at 843-539-1960 or the Sheriff’s Office at 843-549-2211.

Engine 19, Engine 26, Tender 19, Tender 26, Tender 27, Tender 90, Medic 19 and Battalion 1 responded. Battalion Chief Dan Barb served as Incident Commander.