Posted December 28, 2013 EST
Edgewood St Structure Fire
(South Carolina) -
While units were still on the scene of a structure fire on Poplar Street, Colleton County (SC) Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a second structure fire one block away at 301 Edgewood Street. Firefighters at the Poplar Street incident were still performing overhaul and breaking down lines when the fire was dispatched. Tender 26 was able to leave the Poplar Street incident and drive around the corner, while additional units were also responding. Tender 26 found a single story block residence fully involved. The 3000 gallon E-One Tender is equipped for firefighting operations. Firefighters deployed two 1-3/4 handlines to combat the blaze. Firefighters had the bulk of the fire knocked down within 15 minutes, but were on the scene for two hours. Tender 19 supplied water to Tender 26. Three Engines responded, but only needed to standby and supply PPV fans and hand tools. The home was vacant and did not have power connected. Due to the close proximity to the other fire and the suspicious nature of the origin, the Sheriff’s Office and State Police (SLED) Arson Unit were contacted to assist with the investigation. SLED sent two agents to the scene to work fires. The building remained standing, but suffered heavy damage. Engine 19, Engine 24, Engine 26, Tender 1, Tender 19, Tender 26, Tender 27, Medic 1, Medic 19, Medic 26, Rescue 1, Battalion 1, Car 2 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Scott Feather served as Incident Commander. Engine 1, Engine 5, Engine 13, Medic 9 and Medic 13 were relocated during the incident.
Photos by Harold Buzzell and Barry McRoy
Written by Barry McRoy