Mobile home off Parrish Road damaged by fire Monday afternoon
Samaria, SC (Paul Kirby) – A mobile home was seriously damaged by a fire in the Samaria and Fairview area of Lexington County early Monday afternoon. The fire was first reported in the 900 block of Parrish Road around 3:40 p.m.
Fire trucks and manpower from multiple stations across the western portion of Lexington County responded. In these very rural areas, fire hydrants are limited or simply not there, making it necessary to send tanker trucks to fire calls. A Lexington County EMS crew also responded to assist with firefighter safety and in case someone was injured during the fight. Deputies responded assisting with traffic and making sure no one got in the way of the fire crews and first responders.
When the first firefighting resources arrived, there was smoke coming from the home. As teams suited up and began attacking the fire, another truck and its crew were working to establish a reliable water source.
The firefighters quickly made progress on what was being described as a fire in the kitchen area that had extended into other portions of the home. A battalion chief arrived and took over the duties of incident commander. Eventually, other command officers arrived, a safety officer was assigned, and others assisted as needed.
Firefighters made an aggressive attack and quickly knocked down the flames. By approximately 4:00 p.m. they reported the fire was under control. Teams remained on the scene for some time after this working to salvage what they could from the home and ensuring all the fire was completely out.
Lexington County has not said exactly what started the fire. The home was made uninhabitable because of the fire. No injuries were reported by the county.