Colleton County Fire-Rescue


15/February/2016 Structure Fire C Shift

Incident # 16-00876 An mid-day structure fire heavily damaged a Moselle residence, Monday 15-February. A motorist reported seeing smoke and flames coming from the rural home at 12:16. Engine 18 arrived to find fire showing from the roof and eves on three sides of the doublewide mobile home. A portion of the roof over the master bedroom had already collapsed. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed two 1-3/4 handlines into the dwelling through the front door. They encountered heavy fire conditions in the east side of the building and in the attic space. Crews worked for 20 minutes to gain control of the fire. They were able to stop the advance of the flames at the middle of the structure and preserve the west side of the building. The remainder of the home suffered substantial smoke damage. No one was at home when the fire occurred. Firefighters were on the scene for 3-1/2 hours. Water supply was handled with Tenders pumping to Engine 18. The fire originated in the master bedroom. The exact cause is under investigation.

Engine 18, Engine 23, Tender 4, Tender 15, Tender 23, Tender 26, Medic 13, Medic 18, Battalion 1 and Car 12 responded. Battalion Chief Scott Feather served as Incident Commander.