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County firefighter on the scene of a doublewide fire off Mustang Road near Edmund

Edmund, SC (Paul Kirby) – County firefighters were on the scene of a doublewide mobile home fire early Monday morning in the 400 block of Mustang Drive. Mustang Drive is in a small subdivision that runs off Flacon Drive near Edmund First Baptist Church.

The fire was reported by the residents of the home at about 5:26 a.m. The first crews from Edmund’s station arrived on the scene in less than eight minutes and reported that they had heavy smoke and flames coming from the front of the home. Firefighters estimated that they had between 30 and 40% of the home involved in flames and pulled multiple attack lines to put the fire out.

Callers reported to 911 operators that they had evacuated the home after they discovered that a wood stove they were using for heat had set a portion of the home on fire. This hasn’t been confirmed by the fire officers on the scene. When battalion 2 took command of the scene, he reported that the fire had also spread to a shed on the property. The firefighters were making an aggressive fire attack from the exterior to knock the fire down before entering the home to fight the blaze.

A fire engine from Pine Grove was being moved to South Congaree as a stand-by point while many of the truck's equipment from the area around were committed to the fire. Tankers were required to carry water in and that requires a substantial commitment of manpower to drive the tanker trucks.

EMS was on the scene assisting the fire service as were deputies from the sheriff’s department. As of 6:26 a.m., the fire was marked under control. It appears as if the home may be destroyed and the occupants are displaced.

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