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A residence at 3639 Bells Highway west of Walterboro, was destroyed in an early morning fire 30-March at 03:03. Callers to 9-1-1 reported the building was fully involved. Colleton County (SC) Fire-Rescue Engine 26 arrived to find the one story wooden building fully involved and near collapse. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed multiple handlines to combat the fire. Shortly after arrival, most of the building collapsed. Crews worked for about 30 minutes to gain control of the fire and were on the scene for 3 hours. The fire was of a suspicious origin. Colleton Fire Investigators requested the State Police (SLED) Arson unit to respond to the scene. Investigators worked the site throughout the morning 30-March. The building was vacant at the time of the fire.

Engine 1, Engine 26, Engine 27, Tender 1, Tender 4, Tender 5, Tender 18, Tender 19, Tender 27, Medic 1, Medic 18, Medic 19, Battalion 1, Car 110 and Car 112 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.

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

rural house destroyed by fire

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rural house destroyed by fire

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E-ONE Typhoon fire engine at fire scene

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Firefighters silhouetted against massive fire

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Firefighters silhouetted against massive fire

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Firefighters battle rural house fire

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A Ruffin (SC) family of six was displaced following a structure fire at 7434 Ruffin Road Friday evening 24-March at 22:20. The family advised they smelled smoke earlier before discovering flames coming from the roof and front porch. Colleton County Fire-Rescue Engine 18 arrived to find the single-story, wood-frame structure well involved with flames coming from the roof at the front and rear of the building and from several windows. All six occupants, two adults and four children, escaped without injury. Two canines perished in the fire.

Firefighters used a deck gun and deployed two 1-3/4 handlines. They had the fire under control within 25 minutes, but were on scene performing overhaul for four hours. The home suffered extensive damage and the family lost most belongings. Water supply was handled with a tender shuttle. The fire appears to have started in electrical wiring in the area of the attic near the front porch. The Red Cross is assisting the family.

Engine 10, Engine 18, Tender 4, Tender 15, Tender 18, Tender 23, Tender 26, Tender 27, Medic 18, Medic 26, Rescue 1, Squad 23, Battalion 1, Car 27, and Car 109 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as incident commander.

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

firefighter battles fire at rural house at night

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fire engulfs rural house at night

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firefighters approach as fire engulfs rural house at night

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firefighters with hose battle fire

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heavy flames through roof of rural house at night

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SCBA bottles lined up at fire scene

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firefighters with hose inside burned out house

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Images and video from Bill O’Neill/ElginNet Media from the Barrington Hills (IL) house fire on Saturday (4/18/15).

mansion on fire with heavy smoke and flames

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fireman pulling LDH hose

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drone fottag of massive house fire

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fire department water tenders dump into portable tanks

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Fox Lake FD fire engine

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fire department water tenders dump into portable tanks

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fire department logo

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firemen at fier scene

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Here’s my video from the house fire in Barrington Hills, IL 4/18/15

Occupants that are currently renting the property at 24 Rolling Hills Drive, in Barrington Hills, IL were burning leaves Saturday afternoon (4/18/15) when the fire communicated to a tree before sending embers onto the house. The wind then caused the fire to spread rapidly. A 2nd Alarm was requested on arrival of Barrington & Countryside FPD units followed quickly by an upgrade to a 4th Alarm for tenders only. The 5th Alarm was requested later and then Interdivisional Alarms for a Tender task Force from neighboring Divisions 2 and 5. The previous alarms (which specified tenders only) were later filled out for the suppression companies which brought more personnel to the scene. Four counties were represented at this incident which included units from 6 MABAS Divisions.

fire department water tenders dump into portable tanks

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mansion on fire with heavy smoke and flames

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E-one fire engine at house fire scene

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fire engines at house fire scene

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E-one fire engine at house fire scene

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fire department water tenders dump into portable tanks

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E-one fire engine at house fire scene

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mansion on fire with heavy smoke and flames

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mansion on fire with heavy smoke and flames

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mansion on fire with heavy smoke and flames

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mansion on fire with heavy smoke

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The wind carried embers into the grass area behind the home igniting a prairie fire which spread to a large area near the electric transmission lines prompting a Special Alarm for brush fire assets.

grass fire from flying embers from house fire

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 More photos at shapirophotography.net & a video is coming