A Prairie Lane residence in Colleton County SC, was destroyed in an evening fire Monday night 14-March at 20:45. The homeowner advised he’d heard noises and opened the back door to find the rear porch engulfed in flames. He was able to get the family safely out of the home and notify 9-1-1.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue Car 103 arrived to find the single-family dwelling fully involved, with the roof already collapsed in the center. Engine 19 deployed multiple handlines and used the deck gun on the fire. Firefighters had the blaze under control in about 30 minutes, but were on the scene for three and half hours performing overhaul. Water supply was handled with renders.
Two vehicles parked near the home were damaged, and two rooms on the north end of the building were left standing, but the interior of the rooms were gutted. The remainder of the home was destroyed and the family lost all of their belongings. The Red Cross is assisting the family. The cause of the fire appears to be electrical in nature. No one was injured.
Engine 9, Engine 19, Engine 26, Tender 5, Tender 9, Tender 19, Tender 26, Tender 27, Medic 9, Medic 19, Battalion 1, Car 103, Car 112, and Car 118 responded. Captain Roger Johnston served as Incident Commander.
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