Mobile home fire, serious car collision, once again challenges south end emergency crews

Pelion, SC (Paul Kirby) – A mobile home fire and a serious car wreck that left someone trapped in the wreckage Monday afternoon, once again challenged the emergency crews that protect the South Region of Lexington County. Both happened within a very short period of time, and both required law enforcement, fire, and EMS personnel to work together to control both these emergencies and minimize their effects.

The first call regarding the fire came in around 5:45 p.m. Callers reported that a home was on fire in the 200 block of Harvest Hill Court off Bushberry Road near Pelion. When the first fire units arrived, the responders saw that the fire was intensifying, and they laid a supply hose down the long dirt road from Bushberry to the home for water supply. When they actually pulled in at the fire, they reported that they had smoke and flames showing.

Initially, they went on a defensive attack because they didn’t have enough personnel on scene to safely enter the home. As more firefighters arrived, they transitioned into a more aggressive offensive mode entering the home to seek out the base of the fire. Additional equipment and personnel arrived, and a water shuttle was set up to bring water by tankers to the scene from a fire hydrant at Bushberry and Edmund Highway. The area's battalion chief arrived, and command was transferred to him. There was also a supervisor from EMS on the scene and deputies for traffic and crowd control,

At the height of this fight, two cars collided at the intersection of Edmund Highway and Princeton Road just west of the South Congaree town limits. A truck hit a smaller car in the passenger door crushing it in and trapping an occupant in the car. A sheriff’s deputy arrived very quickly, and he began to render aid and block the quickly increasing traffic that was coming out of the city headed home from work. A fire unit was dispatched out of Red Bank since the South Congaree equipment was tied up on the Pelion fire. Eventually another responded from Gaston to help as well.

An EMS unit was on the scene very quickly, and the county’s North Region battalion chief, who had been on a wreck near Gilbert, arrived and began to direct the extrication of the trapped person. It only took a few minutes for the crews to free that patient and place him in an ambulance for transport. It is not clear how many other people were treated or transported from that scene.

Back at the fire near Pelion, the fire crews were pulled out of the home once it was discovered that the single-wide was burning underneath the floors. At that point, the fire was burning intensely and a large plume of black smoke could be seen from the Edmund Highway wreck. The crews went into a defensive mode again and eventually the team was able to bring the blaze under control.

Despite the efforts of the firefighters, the mobile home was destroyed by the fire. Lexington County has released no official cause of the fire, but it doesn’t appear as if anyone was injured as a result of the home burning.

Despite the efforts of the firefighters, the mobile home was destroyed by the fire. Lexington County has released no official cause of the fire, but it doesn’t appear as if anyone was injured as a result of the home burning.

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