Renee Court house fire being investigated | News | The Press and Standard

by | January 27, 2016 5:01 pm

Last Updated: January 31, 2016 at 9:07 pm

Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel are continuing their investigation into a Jan. 23 fire that destroyed an old abandoned residence on Renee Court.

Colleton County Fire-Rescue Chief Barry McRoy said the cause of the fire appears to be suspicious in nature, and fire investigators are continuing their work to establish a cause.

On Jan. 23 at approximately 6:30 p.m., the emergency dispatch office received two calls reporting the old wooden structure just off Robertson Boulevard Extension was ablaze.

The first fire unit to arrive reported that the single-story wooden building was fully involved.

The back of the building had already collapsed prior to firefighters arriving, an indication that the building had been burning for some time before the fire was reported.

Fire-Rescue personnel initially used a deck gun to knock down the flames while crews deployed hoses to the building. Two hoses were used to extinguish the fire.

It took approximately 15 minutes to bring the fire under control.

Firefighters were on the scene for two hours performing overhaul. Firefighters established a shuttle to bring water to the scene with tenders.

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