A few shots of a working fire that came in at approximately 1140 hrs on Sunday morning for the 6400 block of South Campbell. The first image is about 20 minutes in. There was a report of a possible explosion of some sort with this as well. Fire was initially in the basement and worked it’s way up to the second floor. Engines 101 and 116. Truck 41 and Tower 39 along with Truck 59 as RIT.
At 01:00 Sunday morning 27-October, Colleton County (SC) Fire-Rescue responded to a structure fire at 344 Candlelight Drive. Callers reported flames coming from the roof and that all occupants had safely exited the building. Engine 19 arrived to find a doublewide mobile home with flames extending across the entire roof and fire venting from several windows on the B/C corner.
One crew of Firefighter-Paramedics made entry through the front door with an 1-3/4″ handline, while a second crew made entry through the kitchen with a second 1-3/4″ handline. The roof and ceiling in the living room had already burned completely away, well ventilating the structure.
A second alarm was requested shortly after arrival for additional tenders. Firefighters made quick progress and had the fire under control within 25 minutes, saving much of the structure and many personal belongings, although the home suffered heavy interior damage.
Water supply was conducted with a tender shuttle; there were some access problems on the narrow dirt road. Units were on the scene for over four hours. The fire appears to have started in an exterior wall where a vent pipe for the wood burning stove was located. The fire burned inside the wall, exiting the structure on the rear of the house, but reentered the attic space at the eave. It spread unchecked throughout the attic space completely destroying two rooms and burning the roof off over three rooms. The remainder of the home suffered heat, smoke and water damage. No injuries were reported during the incident.
Engine 19, Engine 26, Tender 1, Tender 5, Tender 9, Tender 17, Tender 19, Tender 26, Tender 27, Tender 903, Medic 19, Medic 26, Battalion 1, Car 12 and Car 118 responded.
Barry W. McRoy
Colleton County Fire-Rescue
More from the archives of Eric Haak in Chicago
The images seen here were taken on Chicago’s West Side in August, 2009. I was only a half mile away from this incident when Chicago’s Main Fire Alarm Office dispatched companies. I unfortunately did not hear the address correctly and went north instead of south which took me nearly a mile in the wrong direction. I realized my error when Engine 44 reported a large 3-flat with heavy fire blowing out the windows on 2 and 3 and then saw a large header in my rear view mirror. I recovered in time to still get some good shots, although I practically cry every time I think about what could have been. This fire was on the 1000 block of North Lawndale in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood.