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Lexington County firefighters working structure fire in Calhoun County

Sandy Run, SC (Paul Kirby) – Lexington County had many firefighters and pieces of equipment on a structure fire in Calhoun County early Tuesday morning. The fire was in the 600 block of Centerhill Road just off SC Hwy. 6 south of Swansea and Sandy Run.

The call came in around 4:00 a.m. for mutual aid from Lexington County. The LCFS trucks out of Sandy Run arrived on the scene first and found a 1,500 square feet cinderblock building that was approximately 30 percent involved in fire. According to the first reports made by Lexington County personnel, the fire had already extended into the attic area of the building.

Additional units from Swansea arrived on the scene, and the battalion chief from South Congaree went enroute since it was a working fire, and it was outside of Lexington County. Eventually, some resources from Calhoun County did arrive on the scene and their volunteer personnel and equipment began to assist.

Additional tankers and manpower responded from Gaston, South Congaree, and Mack Edisto. The second battalion chief from the North Region began to move up equipment to fill in at empty Lexington County stations. The on-call duty officer was also notified because of the resources Lexington County had committed outside the county. That officer began to monitor the situation by radio.

The scene began to be turned over to Calhoun County about an hour after the fire was first reported. Most of Lexington County’s equipment and manpower was being released from the scene at about 5:30 a.m.

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