Colleton County Fire-Rescue


09/September/2017 Woods Fire A Shift


Incident # 17-06252 - Approximately 5 acres of woods was destroyed in the 3500 block of Mt. Nebo Road near Ashton, Saturday afternoon 09- September, when a tractor and disc harrow clipped a guide wire causing a power pole to break. The power lines fell on the tractor and due to arching, started a brush fire. Brisk winds quickly spread the flames into a nearby field of planted pines.  At 13:31, Fire-Rescue was notified. Engine 23 arrived to find a fast moving woods fire well off the roadway. Fire-Rescue units were unable to gain access and requested assistance from the SC Forestry Commission.  The property owner used a bulldozer and his son used a farm tractor to cut fire breaks. The Forestry Tractor also assisted.  After about 45 minutes the fire was contained.  


Engine 23, Brush 23 and Medic 18 responded. Capt Doug Mixson, Jr. served as Incident Commander.