Colleton County Fire-Rescue


21/June/2022 - Shed Fire with Puppy Rescue

Incident # 22-04812 - A yard trash fire spread to a large wooden storage building Tuesday afternoon 21-June. At 17:22, Fire-Rescue was dispatched to 238 Campbell Hill Rd in Jacksonboro for a report of an out of control yard fire. While enroute, a second caller reported the storage building was on fire. Engine 2 arrived to find the storage building well involved. They deployed two handlines to control the yard fire and the building fire. While firefighters were working to extinguish the fire, they heard a loud whining noise coming from the storage building. Upon investigation they found seven puppies under the burning building and rescued the pups. Firefighter-Paramedics moved the puppies to Fire-Rescue Medic 6 and began treating them for smoke inhalation. Crews warmed them up and placed them in towels and were able to revive all seven and get them moving around again. After extinguishing the fire, an eighth puppy was located under the debris. He was also treated and revived at the scene. None of the puppies appeared to have received burns. Colleton County Animal Services responded to the fire and took custody of the canines. The homeowner advised they were not aware the puppies were under the building. The storage building and its contents were destroyed. Fire units were on the scene for 1-1/2 hours. 

Engine 2, Engine 6, Tender 2, Tender 6, Tender 9, Brush 6, Medic 6, Medic 9 and Battalion 1 responded. Firefighter-EMT Demontre Ferguson served as Incident Commander.