Gaston, SC (Paul Kirby) – A mobile home fire in the 700 block of Archwood Street was quickly put out Wednesday afternoon by county firefighters. Archwood Street is close to the Town of Gaston and runs between Busbee Road and Woodtrail Drive.
Emergency units from both the Lexington County Fire Service and Lexington EMS responded to the call just before 3:00 p.m. The first firefighters on scene reported they had smoke and flames visible from one portion of the home. As the fire crews pulled hoses, completed the size up process, and suited up, more units and crews were enroute to assist. The firefighters entered the burning mobile home, discovered that one room and its contents were the source of what they were seeing on arrival. The smoke and flames had begun to extend and were already damaging the rest of the home.
Firefighters set up a small water shuttle operation bringing in what they needed from a hydrant that was not close enough to lay a supply line from but not exceedingly far from the burning home either. The interior attack teams made good use of what they had and knocked the fire out quickly. Even though the firefighters did a good job, the home was made uninhabitable by smoke, fire, and water like damage to the mobile home’s electrical system. The electricity was cut before they left the scene.
Firefighters did what they could to salvage any contents that weren’t already ruined. They also searched the structure to make sure all the fire was out.Lexington County did not report any injuries during the fire and they have not released its cause.