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.
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