Colleton County Fire-Rescue


12/January/2022 - Fatal Structure Fire - "A" Shift

Incident # 22-00315 - A 71 year old Green Pond man perished in a mid-day fire at his home in the 1300 block of Magwood-Bryant Road, Wednesday 12-January at 12:15. Neighbors advised they heard an explosion and saw smoke and flames coming from the home. When they arrived at the residence they found the occupant on fire in the front yard. They used buckets of water to extinguish the fire on the man. Engine 6 arrived several minutes later to find the single wide mobile home approximately 75% involved. The roof over the center had already collapsed. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed one handline to the building to extinguish the fire in the home. Other crew members examined the man who suffered severe burns and had no signs of life. They had the bulk of the fire knocked down within ten minutes, but were on the scene performing overhaul for two hours. The home had no electricity and was heated by kerosine heaters. It appears the occupant was refueling a heater inside the home when the kerosine exploded. The interior of the home was destroyed. Two dogs survived the fire. The Coroner's Office and Sheriff's Office also responded. 

Engine 2, Engine 6, Tender 1, Tender 2, Tender 6, Tender 22, Tender 27, Medic 1. Medic 13, Rescue 1, Battalion 1, Car 103, Car 104, Car 105, Car 107, Car 112, Car 118 and Car 119 responded. Assistant Chief Marty Stallings served as Incident Commander.