Swansea, SC (Paul Kirby) – A barn was destroyed by fire last night off Jones Wire Road near Woodford Road. This is a rural area between Swansea and Mack Edisto.
Fire units were dispatched to what was reported as a structure fire at approximately 9:30 a.m. The caller said that they could see flames shooting from the building.
Initially, firefighters had trouble locating access to the fire. There are several long driveways in the area, and it sounded as if it was a good distance off the road. When the first truck did arrive, the crew reported that they found a barn that had burned to the ground. Most of the responding equipment was released to return to their quarters.
Firefighters poured water onto the remains of the fire. This was done to ensure that it would not spread beyond the structure of origin.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.