Colleton County Fire-Rescue


03/May/2018 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

Incident # 18-03125 – A single story residential structure was heavily damaged in a noon day fire Thursday 03-May at 11:50. Fire-Rescue units arrived minutes later to find the home well involved with flames coming from the front windows and back door. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed two handlines to the building and quickly knocked down the flames. The occupant advised he was in the back yard when he heard a window break. When he came around to the front of the house, he saw flames coming out of the front window. He kicked in the front door in an effort to allow his cats to escape. He then broke open the back door. Both felines exited the building, however one appeared to be injured. The fire quickly spread through the small house and into the attic. The doors to the two bedrooms were closed and stopped the bulk of the flames from entering the rooms. Most items in the bedrooms were saved, however the remainder of the home was gutted. No one was injured during the incident and neither cat was located while Firefighters were on the scene.  

Engine 2, Engine 19, Tender 1, Tender 2, Tender 19, Medic 19, Battalion 1, Car 112 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Scott O’Quinn served as Incident Commander.