Investigators probing trailer fire
by The Press and Standard | July 19, 2018 11:05 am
Members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division’s Arson Team are investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed a double-wide mobile home at 938 Mars Oldfield Road in the early morning hours of July 18.
That morning, a co-owner of the rental property called Colleton County Fire-Rescue’s headquarters to alert firefighters about the unreported blaze.
The man said a neighbor called him, advising him that the residence had burned down earlier in the morning. Apparently no one was in the trailer when the fire started.
Based on the call, fire units were sent to the location and found the structure completely destroyed and almost burned out. Crews extinguished several hot spots and reported their suspicions to investigators.
According to Fire Chief Barry McRoy, the home had no power and several circumstances appeared suspicious, including why neighbors did not notify 9-1-1 several hours earlier when they saw the fire.
Fire units were on the scene for about five hours.
Anyone with information concerning the fire is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 843-549-2211, the SLED Arson Hotline at 800-922-7766 or Fire-Rescue headquarters at 843-539-1960.