Home and fire truck damaged | News | The Press and Standard

by | December 20, 2017 2:56 pm

A fire in a kitchen appliance quickly spread through two rooms of a Mount Carmel Road residence the afternoon of Dec. 12.
On Dec. 12 at 3:49 p.m., Colleton County Fire-Rescue was notified of a fire in a toaster at 11515 Mount Carmel Road and the first units on the scene reported heavy smoke coming from a singlewide mobile home.
Firefighters stopped the spread of the fire, which caused heavy damage to the kitchen and living room. The remainder of the home suffered smoke damage, but many personal items were saved.
The family was displaced because of the fire and is being assisted by the Red Cross.
Fire units were on the scene for two hours.
As firefighters were finishing up their Mount Carmel Road work, Battalion 1’s pickup truck was struck by a passing motorist.
The force of the impact pushed the pickup truck from the shoulder of the southbound lane into the ditch of the northbound lane.
No one was in the fire vehicle at the time of the accident and several units had already cleared the scene. The Jeep that struck the truck received heavy front-end damage and blocked one lane of Mount Carmel Road.
Firefighter-Paramedics treated the 80-year-old female driver and called for an ambulance to return to the scene to transport her to Colleton Medical Center. The woman received non-life threatening injuries.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated the crash.

comments » 2

  1. Comment by Anonymous

    December 21, 2017 at 10:39 am

    How is the family? How are they been helped ? Have they been given a home ? Are they old, young, with kids? Are they hurt? You do not specify more about this family.Is this the kind of information that your press gives someone to look afterwords for stating information that is not even taking importance on residents of your city? In this article you are taking more importance on the helping crew and the lady that was involved in the crash. What about the family involved in the fire?

  2. Comment by Anonymous

    December 21, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    This young Hispanic lady and her 4 young children made it out ok and the only help that they got from them was 1 night in a motel. We really see how they use a race card when it comes to posting about what happens to people in the community. They can post the white people’s ages and names and black names and ages but you never really see about the Hispanics and what happens to them and their families. How come? What’s the difference? We are all people from God. There is no color. Everybody should be equal. Not 1 should stand out from the others.

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