A Renee Court home was destroyed in a Saturday evening blaze 23-Janaury. At 20:34, several callers reported seeing flames coming from a residence near the intersection of Robertson Blvd and Renee Court south of Walterboro. Colleton County Fire-Rescue (SC) Car 118 arrived four minutes later to find the single-story, wooden structure fully-involved. Engine 1 initially used a deck gun to knock down the flames while crews deployed handlines to the building. Two 1-3/4 handlines were used to extinguish the fire. The back of the building had already collapsed prior to arrival indicating the building had been burning for some time before anyone reported the fire. It took approximately 15 minutes to bring the fire under control. Firefighters were on the scene for 2 hours performing overhaul. Water supply was conducted with tenders. No one was at home when the fire occurred and the cause is under investigation.
Engine 1, Engine 26, Tender 1, Tender 19, Tender 27, Medic 1, Battalion 1, and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Scott Feather served as Incident Commander.
Barry W. McRoy, Fire Chief, Colleton County Fire-Rescue