Colleton County Fire-Rescue


03/August/2018 Structure Fire C Shift

Incident # 18-05376 A detached garage was destroyed and a nearby home damaged after lightning struck the building Friday afternoon 03-August at 17:06. Engine 19 arrived at the residence on Mallory Court to find the single car garage fully involved and endangering the single family dwelling located approximately 15 feet away. Firefighters deployed two 1-3/4 handlines to extinguish the fire and protect the exposure. Crews had the fire knocked down with in minutes. The garage and a golf cart were destroyed. A utility truck parked next to the building received heavy damage and the home suffered some external damage from extreme heat. No one was injured during the incident. Units were on the scene for two hours.

Engine 19, Engine 26, Tender 1, Tender 5, Tender 19, tender 26, Medic 19, Medic 26, Battalion 1, Car 105, Car 107 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Chris Jones served as Incident Commander.