West Columbia & Lexington County firefighters fight mobile home fire Monday afternoon
West Columbia, SC - 04/20/2021 (Paul Kirby) – Firefighters from the City of West Columbia Fire Department and Lexington County fought a fully involved mobile home fire in the 3100 block of Dudley Road in the West Columbia area of Lexington County Monday afternoon. The call about the burning home was received at about 4:15 p.m.
The first truck’s personnel arrived and reported that the single-wide mobile home was 100% involved in fire. They advanced a line followed by additional manpower with a second line as the firefighters poured water on the fire. Within a short time, the fire was brought under control by these heavy streams and the crews manning them.
A fire officers took command of the region moving trucks from other stations to stand-by assignments at empty firehouses. This allows the entire area to have fire protection while the original fire that stripped the stations are being fought. Yesterday, several of the stand-by trucks were dispatched to lesser calls while the station they were manning had their trucks and manpower on the scene of the fire.
There were no injuries reported, but two residents were displaced from the home. They are being assisted by the American Red Cross who had been contacted by the fire scene commander.
The home received an estimated $60,000 in damage from the fire and is a total loss. The fire is believed to have started due to an electrical issue.