County firefighters fight doublewide mobile home fire early Tuesday morning
Sharpe’s Hill, SC (Paul Kirby) – Firefighters from Lexington County fought a doublewide mobile home fire in the 5600 block of Fish Hatchery Road early Tuesday morning. The call regarding the fire came in around 4:00 a.m.
The home is close to the intersection of Fish Hatchery Road and SC Hwy. #6 where the traffic roundabout was installed several years ago. Firefighters from Sharpe’s Hill, Pelion, Edmund, Gaston, South Congaree, and other county fire stations responded to fight the fire which caused significant damage to the home. The firefighters were assisted by personnel from Lexington County EMS who standby to ensure the safety of bystanders and emergency personnel during a structure fire and other significant fires.
First due fire personnel reported that they had a working fire when they arrived. This term indicates that they had to pull hose lines or take other actions to “work” to bring the fire under control.
Battalion #2, the senior field supervisor for the fire services southern region who is stationed in South Congaree, arrived on the scene and assumed command of the operation from the first due truck officer. He directed the firefighters that were attacking the blaze in the home in an offensive mode.
The fire was reported under control at about 4:45 a.m. Firefighters remained on the scene for another 45 minutes checking on hot spots and rolling and cleaning up their equipment before turning the property back over to its owner.
The fire service has yet to release the cause of the fire. They have not indicated that anyone was injured as a result of the blaze.