Busy Year Continues as Fires Keep Burton Crews Busy
By FF/EMT-P Daniel Byrne
Feb 16, 2011 - 9:25:45 AM
Burton firefighters have responded to their third fire in four days, 17th fire so far in less than two months, in what Burton Fire officials are stating has been an extremely busy year.
The first fire was for a double wide mobile home on Harold Drive late Thursday evening, February 10th. Burton firefighters arrived on scene to find fire raging through the roof. It took firefighters over two hours to complete extinguishment due to the double roof on the home. No injuries were reported and the home was seriously damaged in the blaze.
The second fire was reported early Sunday afternoon for a single story elevated residence on Sea Crest Lane. Firefighters arrived to find the home fully involved in fire. Due to the lack of hydrants in the area, additional resources were requested from area fire departments to include the Marine Corps Air Station. One victim was found in the home.
The third fire was reported in the 1700 block of Jasper Stone Circle at approximately 1030am on Monday, February 14. While initially reported as a brush fire, the fire quickly spread across five properties, completely destroying one single wide mobile home, damaging another, and threatening two more. Arriving firefighters had to alert the sleeping occupants of one of the homes as the fire was melting the siding.
Fire crews were on scene at Jasperstone Circle for over three hours extinguishing the fire in what is believed to have involved an acre. The fire is under investigation by South Carolina Forestry. No injuries were reported.
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