Colleton County Fire-Rescue
21/April/2021 - Woods Fires - "B" Shift
Incident # 21-02779 - Multiple woods fires kept County Firefighters busy Wednesday 21-April. The largest fire involved 90 acres off of Stocks Creek Rd south of the Green Pond Community. A Red Flag Advisement was in place Wednesday due to weather conditions in the area. A 500 acre prescribed burn had taken place over several days prior to Wednesday near the location. High winds are suspected to have rekindled the prescribed burn and spread the flames to what eventually became a 90 acre woods fire. The flames burned north and east, jumping several fire lines and reaching a workshop and equipment building on property in the 1800 block of Stocks Creek Road. The fire destroyed the building and all of the equipment inside. Multiple Fire-Rescue and Forestry units responded to the area. Visibility in some areas was at zero due to heavy smoke and high winds. Firefighters protected two homes and a barn on the property and prevented any damage to those structures. The SC Forestry Commission responded with one Ranger in a brush truck and three Fire Plows. SCDNR also had a tractor and brush unit working the fire. Fire-Rescue units were on the scene for four hours and Forestry units remained through the night.
Engine 2, Engine 6, Tender 2, Tender 6, Tender 25, Brush 2, Medic 6, Battalion 1, Car 112 and Car 118 responded. Captain Robert Gregory served as incident Commander.
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