Springtown home lost to fire | News | The Press and Standard

by | October 12, 2017 5:00 pm

Last Updated: October 11, 2017 at 11:39 am

Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel believe that a one-story home on Bent Gate Lane in Springtown had been burning for a while before the Oct. 8 fire was noticed.

Firefighters were called to the fire at the residence at 567 Bent Gate Lane at 4:19 a.m. after a neighbor noticed the flames. The first fire unit to arrive found the roof, all of the walls, except a portion of a west wall, and some flooring had already collapsed, leading firefighters to conclude that the fire had been burning undetected for some time before it was reported. The long narrow single-lane dirt road hampered the shuttle operation and tenders had to be staged on Sunrise Road, then brought individually to the scene.

Crews had the bulk of the fire knocked down within 20 minutes; however, overhaul of the structure took two-and-half hours. The building was originally a singlewide mobile home that had multiple additions to the front and rear.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

 

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