A doublewide mobile home was heavily damaged in an early morning fire at 519 Fourth Street Saturday morning 12-November. Colleton County (SC) Engine 19 arrived at 01:33 to find the residence approximately 70% involved. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed multiple handlines to combat the fire and quickly knocked the flames. Most of the roof and floor on the rear unit had burned away. The home was found to be vacant and the fire appeared to be intentionally set. Firefighters were on the scene for three hours. Arson investigators from Fire-Rescue, State Police (SLED) and the Sheriff’s Office are working the case.
Engine 19, Engine 24, Tender 1, Tender 19, Medic 1, Medic 19, Battalion 1, and Car 12 responded. Battalion Chief Ben Heape served as Incident Commander.
Barry W. McRoy, Fire Chief, Colleton County Fire-Rescue