Man helps save Barracada Road home with garden hose
by The Press and Standard | July 25, 2018 5:00 pm
Last Updated: July 25, 2018 at 10:53 am
A team of Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel use a large exhaust fan to pull smoke from a Barracada Road home stuck by fire the morning of July 23. Firefighters credit the homeowner’s adult with limiting the damage from the fire. Fire-Rescue units were dispatched to 887 Barracada Road at 9:57 a.m. and the first engine arrived to find light smoke coming from all sides of the structure. The homeowner’s son had sprayed the flames with water from a garden hose to slow the spread of the fire. His actions kept the flames contained to the kitchen area.
When firefighters took over, they entered the single-family structure through the rear door and extinguished the remaining hot spots. The kitchen suffered heavy damage from the fire, but the remainder of the home and belongings were saved with only light smoke damage throughout the residence. All three adults were able to safely exit the home. Fire units were on the scene for about an hour.