Colleton County, SC – A Round O Community family was displaced following a fire that destroyed their home Sunday evening 16-April. At 20:27, 9-1-1 received several reports of flames coming from the home at 50 Lemuel Ave near Round O Crossroads. The callers advised everyone was out of the house. The occupants rescued several animals including dogs, snakes, and rodents. Colleton County (SC) Fire-Rescue Engine 9 arrived to find the single-story, wood-frame dwelling approximately 50% involved, with fire coming from the front and rear of the building. Firefighter-paramedics deployed multiple hand lines to the building and entered through the front door. After knocking down the fire in the front of the building, crews worked on the rear of the structure. The interior of the home was destroyed and the family lost most of their belongings. The homeowner advised he was cooking dinner and went outside for a brief period to get the children to come inside. When he returned the kitchen was on fire. Firefighters were on the scene for approximately four hours. One occupant was transported to Colleton Medical Center with a leg injury. The Red Cross is assisting the family.
Engine 9, Engine 19, Tender 2, Tender 9, Tender 19, Tender 27, Medic 9, Medic 19, Battalion 1, Car 104, Car 111 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Scott Feather served as Incident Commander.
Barry W. McRoy, Fire Chief
Colleton County Fire-Rescue