A doublewide mobile home received heavy damage during an afternoon fire at 488 Jessie Lane Tuesday afternoon 15-November. At 15:20, a neighbor reported flames coming from the roof of the residence which is located at the end of rural cul-de-sac. Colleton County (SC) Fire-Rescue Engine 9 arrived to find the building approximately 25% involved.
Firefighter-Paramedics deployed multiple handlines and made entry through the front door. They found a dog inside the home and rescued the animal, bringing him safely outside. The roof on the east side of the building had already burned away, but crews were able to quickly stop the advance of the flames containing most of the damage to the bedrooms on the east end of the structure. The remainder of the home was saved, but suffered smoke damage. Crews were on the scene for three hours. Water supply was conducted with tenders. The cause of the fire appears to be suspicious and is under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.
Engine 9, Engine 27, Tender 2, Tender 5, Tender 9, Tender 19, Tender 27, Tender 36, Medic 9, Medic 26, Battalion 1, Car 12, Car 107 and Car 118 responded. Chief McRoy served as Incident Commander.
Barry W. McRoy, Fire Chief, Colleton County Fire-Rescue