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Red Bank mobile home burning mid-day Tuesday

Red Bank, SC (Paul Kirby) – A doublewide mobile home caught fire and burned around 11:00 a.m. Tuesday. The home was in the 200 block of Briarpatch Road off South Lake Drive in the Red Bank area of the county. Multiple fire stations responded because Briarpatch is a long dead-end road with no fire hydrants. There are hydrants on South Lake Drive in the area but might not have been close enough to the burning doublewide to reach them with supply hoses. In cases like this, the fire service’s tanker trucks would be utilized.

First arriving firefighters reported that the front porch was burning, and the fire had extended into the home. Crews had deployed handlines and attacked the fire while more equipment and personnel were arriving on the scene.

At 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, motorist were asked to be aware that tanker trucks could have been entering South Lake Drive to refill at a fire hydrant. When motorist see emergency equipment using their warning devices on the roads, they should immediately pull to the right and stop. If you see equipment on the side of the road stopped, slow down and change lanes if possible. If the road is only two lanes, look for on-coming traffic before easing over to give the firefighters room to work.

We have requested more information from Lexington County and will update this story if receive any more.

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