Colleton County Fire-Rescue


20/January/2022 - Structure Fire - "C" Shift

Incident # 22-00546 - At 15:17 Thursday 20-January, while returning to Station 19, Tender 19 observed flames and smoke coming from the roof of the former Dayco Plant located at 938 Thunderbolt Drive. They notified Dispatch and a structural assignment was dispatched to the location. Arriving units found flames shooting approximately ten feet high from a three foot vent pipe extending through the roof. Moderate winds were carrying black smoke around the area and could be seen 3 miles from the scene. As Firefighter-Paramedics entered the building, they encountered light smoke conditions inside. A construction crew was in the process of dismantling some equipment. They had used a torch to remove a bolt in the duct system, which ignited residual glue inside the vent pipe. A second fire was nearby below the floor on an equipment support. Both fires were quickly extinguished, with little damage to the building. No injuries were reported. The Fire Marshal's Office is addressing safety concerns with the contractor. 

Engine 1, Engine 19, Engine 26, Engine 27, Tender 19, Tender 26, Ladder 19, Medic 19, Medic 26, Car 101, Car 107 and Car 112 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.