Colleton County Fire-Rescue

January 2018

30/January/2018 MVC with HazMat C Shift

A tractor trailer hauling a chemical trailer left the roadway and crashed into a creek on I-95 southbound near the 56 mile marker Tuesday morning 30-January at 02:44. The truck struck the guard rail and bridge before going down the embankment and jack knifing against a bridge pillar. The insulated trailer struck several trees causing damage to the trailer. Both diesel tanks were breached spilling a large amount of diesel fuel on the highway and in the creek. Click here for more information.

26/January/2018 Structure Fire C Shift

A Johnsville home was destroyed in a mid-day fire on Friday 26-January. At 11:54, 9-1-1 was notified that the home was ablaze. Engine 17 arrived a few minutes later to find the home approximately 60% involved with flames through the roof. The rear of the building had already collapsed. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed multiple handlines to combat the fire, which had also spread to the nearby woods. Click here for more information.

24/January/2018 Structure Fire C Shift

A Longleaf Subdivision home was destroyed in an early morning fire Wednesday 24-January. At 04:08, a caller to 9-1-1 reported seeing flames coming from the roof and hearing glass breaking in the two story residential structure located at 262 Lakewood Drive. Firefighters arrived minutes later to find the home fully involved. It had been burning for some time before anyone discovered the fire. The home was located in the back of the subdivision on the corner of Lakewood Dr and Sangaree Rd.  Click here for more information.

24/January/2018 Fatal MVC C Shift

A 57 yr old Bamberg County man was killed in a single car MVC in the 100 block of Lowcountry Highway Wednesday morning 24-January. This is the fourth fatal accident to occur in Colleton County since the beginning of the new year. At 02:36, a truck driver discovered the over-turned 2000 Mercury passenger car off the roadway near the wood line. The car received heavy damage. Click here for more information.

20 & 21/January/2018 Woods Fires B Shift

Multiple woods fires kept Firefighters busy throughout the day Saturday 20-Janaury and Sunday 21-January. Dry conditions and light winds contributed to the rapid spread of several of the Fires. Three outside storage buildings and their contents were destroyed. Three other storage buildings were damaged along with a garage and an apartment which both had the vinyl siding melted as a result of the fires. Click here for more information.

15/January/2018 High Speed MVC with Air Evac C Shift

Three people were injured, one critically, in a single car, high speed MVC in the 5100 block of Combahee Road at the entrance to Cherokee Plantation Monday morning 15-January at 00:28. The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze was traveling southbound on Combahee Road at a high rate of speed, when it failed to negotiate a curve. The car left the roadway, cross the ditch and struck a wooden fence. Click here for more information.

10/January/2018 Fatal MVC with entrapment & Air Evac A Shift

At 00:17, Wednesday morning 10-January, Colleton 9-1-1 received several reports about a box style truck that had left the roadway and struck several trees near the 43 mile marker northbound. Medic 13 arrived minutes later advising the vehicle had massive damage and several trees were on top of the truck. They had one critical patient outside the vehicle and the driver was unconscious, heavily entrapped in the wreckage. Click here for more information.

08/January/2018 Fatal MVC with entrapment C Shift

A truck driver was killed in a single vehicle, high speed MVC on I-95 near the 42 mile marker southbound Monday evening 08-January at 20:34. Witnesses advised the southbound truck veered off of the roadway, drove down an embankment and struck several trees. The collision caused one oak tree to fall across the Interstate as the truck erupted in what was described as a fire ball. Click here for more information.

06/January/2018 Fatal MVC with Ejection A Shift

A Colleton County man was fatally injured in a single car MVC at the intersection of Cross Swamp Road and Rum Gully Road Saturday evening 06-January at 18:50. The Toyota Camry was traveling northbound on Cross Swamp Road when it failed to negotiate a curve. The car struck an embankment and landed in the ditch. The unrestrained driver was ejected on to the roadway. Click here for more information.

06/January/2018 MVC with Entrapment C Shift

Two people were transported following a high speed collision on I-95 near the 66 mile marker southbound Saturday morning 06-January at 01:10. A southbound Chevrolet Cobalt collided with the rear of southbound DOT snow plow. The snow plow received damage to the sand spreading device, however the small car suffered heavy damage which trapped the front seat passenger. Click here for more information.

05/January/2018 Structure Fire C Shift

Smoke detectors alerted the homeowner to a fire in her residence Friday evening 05-January. Earlier in the evening, the occupant had dumped some coals from the fire place on the ground outside a side door. The coals ignited vegetation along the side of the home, which ignited the exterior wall of the residence. At 19:34, the smoke detectors alerted the occupants to the fire and they notified 9-1-1. Click here for more information.

04/January/2018 MVC with entrapment B Shift 

A truck driver received non-life threatening injuries after his truck skidded on ice and overturned near the 68 mile marker northbound at 09:11 Thursday morning 04-January. The northbound 18-wheeler slid completely backwards and overturned in the median, trapping the driver. A second semi-truck also skidded on the ice covered highway, jack-knifing and blocked all of the northbound lanes. Click here for more information.

03-January-2018 Winter Storm Grayson A, B and C Shifts

An unseasonable winter storm began Wednesday 03-Janaury beginning with freezing rain which turned to snow blanketing the east coast and covering roads with ice and snow, including the SC Lowcountry Region. Freezing temperatures continued for five days. Traffic continued which caused multiple motor vehicle collisions along secondary roads, highways and Interstate 95. Click here for more information.

02/January/2018 Structure Fire C Shift

A quick attack by firefighters saved a Lowcountry Hwy home Tuesday evening 02-January. At 22:09, Stations 7 and 18 were dispatched to a fire alarm at 32169 Lowcountry Hwy, north of the Town of Smoaks. Engine 18 arrived in the area, reporting smoke in the area. Upon locating the home, Firefighters found the single story dwelling with heavy smoke coming from the eaves. Click here for more information.

02/January/2018 Structure Fire C Shift

A fire in the flue pipe connected to a wood burning stove, ignited the surrounding wall at a residence located at 50 Flash Lane north of the Town of Smoaks Tuesday afternoon 02-January at 14:43. Firefighters removed the wall covering to expose the burned supports and used one handline to extinguish the fire. The flames had spread to the attic and burned through the exterior of the wall. Click here for more information.

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