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At 00:36, Wednesday morning 16-August, a passerby reported seeing flames coming from a residence in the 4000 block of Jefferies Highway, north of Walterboro, SC. The caller advised he could see fire coming from both sides of the roof. Colleton County Fire-Rescue Engine 19 arrived minutes later to find a single-story, wood structure approximately 50% involved.

Heavy fire conditions were found at the rear of the building, with two rooms already collapsed. The fire had already spread to the attic. Firefighter-paramedics deployed several handlines to combat the fire. A tender shuttle operation was initiated for water supply. Crews quickly stopped the spread of the fire at the rear of the structure, however the fire in the attic spread to the front of the building. Firefighters pulled the ceiling in the front rooms to extinguish the fire above those rooms, saving many of the belongings. The front rooms suffered smoke and water damage.

Units were on the scene for 4 hours. A cat and small dog are unaccounted for. Firefighters searched the building and the surrounding wooded area with thermal imagers, but could not located the animals. The family was out of town when the fire occurred. The cause is under investigation.

Engine 19, Engine 26, Tender 1, Tender 19, Tender 26, Tender 27, Medic 1, Medic 19, Medic 26, Battalion 1, Car 105, Car 110, Car 112 and Car 118 responded. Deputy Chief David Greene and Captain John Schneider operated the Command Post.

Barry W. McRoy, Fire Chief, Colleton County Fire-Rescue

Colleton County E-ONE fire engine at house fire scene

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firefighter operates a hand line battling a house fire

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firefighter with full PPE exits house fire with a hose line

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firefighters operate a hand line battling a house fire

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firefighters on ladder battle house fire

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Wausau (WI) rescue crews were called to the scene of a two vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon at 6th and Wausau Ave. Upon arrival units found one vehicle on it’s side. Bystanders at the scene said that one person was loaded into an ambulance. No other information is available at this time.

Photo Credit: Wayne Gauger WGWI-PUBLICATIONS

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two-car crash scene

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car on it's side after a crash

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Was on my way home from Monroe Wis at the fire school. Just passing Rockford, IL and the Clinton FPD (WI) pulled a Mabas Box Alarm for a house fire. Upon arrival they found heavy smoke pushing from the C&D corner, which was a back porch  right off the kitchen. The building was a 2 1/2-story, wood frame house about 30×50.

Being a balloon-frame, fire was already on floors 1 and 2 and in the attic. One firefighter and the state fire marshal were called to the scene. Tim Olk

heavy smoke from attic during a house fire

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heavy smoke from attic during a house fire

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heavy smoke from attic during a house fire

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Tim Olk photo

heavy smoke from attic during a house fire

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heavy smoke from attic during a house fire

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heavy smoke from attic during a house fire

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firefighters at house fire

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Chicago FD Canteen 4-0-0 reported to the EFAO yesterday morning (8/10/17) around 4AM of (2), 2-sty frames going at 840 w 53rd Place. Canteen 4-0-2 was a block away at a SWAT call with CPD. Engine 49 arrived and went defensive on a 1.5-sty frame totally involved extending to a 2.5-sty frame to the west. Engine 50, in their new rig, was 2nd up and had numerous lines off. Companies had water problems and the box engines ended up dropping and feeding the attack engines from blocks away. Tower 39 really worked hard, taking the boards off most of the 2nd floor windows, making holes in the roof, and on the front of the building. Squad 5 was in the alley being fed by Engine 116. Towers 39 and 37 were both in spare tower ladders. I arrived after the 2-11, it was very over grown around both of the buildings.

Josh

Chicago FD Squad 5A

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heavy flames and smoke through roof of a house at night

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heavy flames and smoke through roof of a house at night

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heavy flames and smoke through roof of a house at night

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heavy flames and smoke through roof of a house at night

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heavy flames and smoke through roof of a house at night

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heavy flames and smoke through roof of a house at night

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago firefighter pump operator

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Chicago FD Engine 116

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Chicago FD Engine 123

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From approximately 15:45 hrs 08/06/16. Fully involved tractor-trailer in the 400 block of North Ave. in Carol Stream, IL.  Impressive header. Caught it after the fire was knocked. Companies on scene: Carol Stream BC 28, DC 28, Tower 28, Squad 27 and Engine 29. Wheaton Medic 37. Keith Grzadziel

firefighters battle a tractor-trailer destroyed by fire

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Carol Stream FD Engine 28

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Carol Stream FD Squad 27

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Wheaton FD MEdic 37

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tractor-trailer destroyed by fire

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firefighters battle a tractor-trailer destroyed by fire

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Stafford, CT had this working fire at 28 High St on 8/3/17 just after 02:00. Mutual aid from three towns assisted at the scene.

Stay safe,

Patrick Dooley

firefighters battle house fire

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firefighters use a Sutphen tower ladder at a fire

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firefighters battle house fire

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Stuffed tower ladder battles  a fire

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