Colleton County Fire-Rescue

April 2020

29/April/2020 – Fatal MVC with Ejection – “B” Shift

A single car MVC in the 7400 block of Sidneys Road claimed the life of an adult male Wednesday evening 29-April. The incident was reported at 23:49 after the southbound 2008 Mercury Mariner failed to negotiate a curve and struck a tree. The collision caused heavy damage to the small SUV. The driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the car and was found unconsiocus in the ditch near the front of the vehicle. The man suffered multiple traumatic injuries. Firefighter-Paramedics began treating the man at the scene and requested a medical helicopter.  Click here for more information.

28/April/2020 – Salvage Yard Fire – “A” Shift

At 20:17, a passerby on Round O Road notified 9-1-1 of a possible structure fire at Edisto Recycling at 18001 Round O Road. The caller reported seeing flames through the woods but could not access the property due to a locked gate. Upon arrival, Engine 19 forced entry to the property and found seven vehicles burning in a holding area. No structures were found to be on fire. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed two handlines to extinguish the fires. Six of the vehicles were destroyed and the seventh suffered exterior damage. Click here for more information.

26/April/2020 – Shooting Incident – “B” Shift

Three people were shot, two fatally, in a shooting incident at a residence in the 1700 block of White Hall Road Sunday evening 26-April. 9-1-1 was notified at 20:08 by several callers reporting at least three people were injured at the location. While on the phone with one caller, additional shots were heard by dispatchers in the background. Multiple Sheriff’s Deputies and three Fire-Rescue ambulances responded to the scene. Deputies cleared the scene and several teams of Firefighter-Paramedics entered the home. Two of the adult patients, one female and one male, were deceased. Click here for more information.

22/April/2020 – Shooting Incident – “A” Shift

Incident Two teenagers were shot, one fatally, in a shooting incident that began near the intersection of Francis St and Savage St. The incident was reported at 14:33 Wednesday 22-April. Callers to 9-1-1 reported the vehicle was shot and drove several blocks before stopping in the yard at 203 Francis Street. The 18 year old female driver received a fatal gunshot wound. The second victim was a 15 year old male who ran from the scene and went to Colleton Medical Center’s ED by private car. Click here for more information.

18/April/2020 – Shooting Incident – “C” Shift

A 32 yr. old male received an accidental gunshot wound Saturday afternoon 18-April at 18:45. The incident occurred at the Green Acres Campground at 396 Campground Road. The man was moving a pistol when it accidentally discharged and shot him in the leg. The bullet passed through one leg and into the other. He applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding. Firefighter-Paramedics found the man in stable condition and treated him on scene before transporting him to the Trauma Center at Trident Hospital in Fire-Rescue Medic 27. The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident. Click here for more information.

17/April/2020 – Burns with Air Evac – “B” Shift

An adult male was seriously injured with burns following an accident at his home on Berea Road northwest of Smoaks Friday evening 17-April at 22:14. The man, who is on oxygen, was attempting to light an item on fire in his home, when the oxygen caused a flash fire, exploding in his face. The man received first and second degree burns to his face and airway and a small fire occurred on the floor of the home, which the man extinguished before Firefighter-Paramedics arrived. Click here for more information.

16/April/2020 – Dam Breakage / Flooding – “A” Shift

A portion of a dam containing a 4.5 acres pond collapsed Thursday morning spilling an estimated 14 million gallons of water into a creek running behind Green Lawn Cemetery on Hendersonville Hwy (US Hwy 17-A). The water filled the creek and ditches along Hendersonville Hwy at Bomar Ln and blocked Hendersonville Hwy for one and half hours until the water safely dropped to allow traffic to continue to move. SCDOT units were on the scene and spend most of the day Thursday rebuilding the shoulders on both sides of the highway. Click here for more information.

15/April/2020 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

An afternoon fire at 107 Robin Drive heavily damaged a residence Wednesday 15-April at 14:09. Engine 27 arrived to find a singlewide mobile home approximately 50% involved. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed multiple handlines to combat the fire. Crews had the blaze under control within 15 minutes and remained on the scene for 2 hours. Neighbors reported a large tree fell on the residence during the storms on Monday. This may have been a contributing factor. Click here for more information.
4/15/2020 - Click here to view an update from the National Weather Service regarding their assessment of Monday's Tornado Outbreak.

14/April/2020 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift

An outdoor utility building was destroyed in a late evening fire at 1083 Backfield Road Tuesday 14-April. At 23:56 Fire-Rescue units responded to the location and found the approx. 20x30 foot building fully involved. The roof had already collapsed prior to arrival. Engine 30 laid 300 feet of supply line down the driveway and deployed one 1-3/4 handline to extinguish the fire. Tenders pumped water supply to Engine 30 from the roadway. Click here for more information.

13/April/2020 – Tornados/Severe Weather Event – “C” and “A” Shifts

Colleton County experienced a severe weather event Monday morning 13-April with several tornados and wide spread damage that reached from Islandton to Edisto Beach. The storm system moved through several states and entered South Carolina late Sunday and early Monday. Tornados struck Hampton County before reaching Colleton and began in Islandton, then touched down in central Walterboro, before moving through Cottageville and Edisto Beach then exiting to Charleston and Dorchester Counties. Click here for more information.

13/April/2020 – Building Rescue – “C” Shift

At 07:21 Monday morning 13-April, during the severe weather event where several tornados struck Colleton County, Fire-Rescue was dispatched to 784 Barracada Road for a report of tree that hit a house trapping a woman and a small child. Firefighter-Paramedics had difficulty reaching the scene due to blocked roads where trees had fallen across the roadways. In one case, approaching units using Robertson Blvd near the airport, City of Walterboro Public Works employees, who had just had their facility destroyed by one of the tornados, ran ahead of the responding units in a heavy downpour, cutting up the trees to clear the road for emergency responders. Click here for more information.

06/April/2020 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

A fire in the utility room caused moderate damage to a residential structure in the 700 block of Jedidiah Way Monday 06-April. At 13:01 Fire-Rescue was notified of the incident. Engine 9 arrived to find light smoke coming from the doublewide mobile home. Crews made entry through the front door with one 1-3/4 handline and quickly doused the fire behind the dryer. The fire burned the floor and wall in the utility room and also damaged the dryer. Click here for more information.

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