A singlewide mobile home suffered extensive damage in an early morning structure fire at 78 Shadow Court on Friday morning 30-October. At 03:27, 9-1-1 operators received several reports of fire coming from a residence at the end of Shadow Court, a small mobile home park located off the 1800 block of Jefferies Hwy north of Walterboro. Colleton County (SC) Fire-Rescue Engine 19 arrived minutes later to find the singlewide mobile home approximately 40% involved with two nearby mobile homes endangered. Firefighter-paramedics deployed two 1-3/4 handlines to the structure, initially making an exterior attack, while other crewmembers breached the front door. One handline was used to protect the exposures until the flames were diminished. They had the bulk of the fire knocked down within 10 minutes, but were on the scene performing overhaul for about 1-1/2 hours. The north end of the building was completely destroyed, while the remainder of the building received heat and smoke damage. No one was at home when the fire occurred. Water supply was conducted with the use of tenders pumping to Engine 19. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Engine 19, Engine 26, Tender 1, Tender 19, Tender 26, Medic 19, Battalion 1 and Car 12 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.
Barry W. McRoy, Fire Chief, Colleton County Fire-Rescue