A vacant residence in the 4000 block of Wiggins Road was destroyed in an evening fire Wednesday 17-December. The initial call was received at 17:07. Colleton County (SC) Fire-Rescue Engine 6 arrived to find the single-story, wood-frame structure approximately 70% involved. The home is located in a remote rural area. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed multiple handlines to combat the fire.
The flames extended into a wooded area adjacent to the home and a tractor was requested from the Forestry Commission. Firefighters knocked down the heavy flames within 25 minutes, but were on the scene for 4 hours performing overhaul. Water supply was conducted with a tender shuttle. The Forestry Commission plowed a fire line around the property to contain the woods fire. The home had no power connected and the fire was apparently intentionally set. Fire investigators and the Sheriff’s Office are investigating the incident.
Engine 6, Engine 13, Tender 6, Tender 13, Tender 22, Tender 25, Medic 6, Medic 13, Battalion 1. and Car 107 responded. Asst. Chief Marty Stallings served as the incident commander.
Barry W. McRoy, Fire Chief, Colleton County Fire-Rescue
Montgomery County Fire & Rescue units from the 3rd and 4th battalions were alerted to the house fire on Paul Drive in Rockville towards the tail end of the evening rush hour on Friday. First arriving units reported the working fire with fire showing from the 2nd floor. The working fire dispatch was sounded, followed quickly by the RIT alert/alarm.
Firefighters from Rockville companies 3, 23 and 33; Kensington Company 5; and 25; and Rescue 2 (Wheaton) battled the fire. Firefighters rescued a puppy from the house and the dog was quickly returned to its owner, shaken but unharmed.
Chiefs 5 and 703 had command.
More photos can be viewed on my Flickr:
Here are some of my pictures from the fire in Robbins. Got there fairly quick as we were in Harvey. Got some real good nighttime photos.
Here is the link to the full gallery. http://chi-townfirephotos.smugmug.com/Suburban-Fires-/2014-Fires/Robbins-211-Alarm-137th-and-La/
Images from Dennis McGuire, Jr. from a 2-Alarm fire in Robbins, IL 12-19-14 that resulted in a Mayday response after a firefighter was injured when the house collapsed