Thursday, March 5, 2009
Firemen respond to house fires
By BARRY BURLESON
The Holly Springs Fire Department continued its busy winter by responding to 23 calls for the period February 20-27.
Three of those were structure fires.
Holly Springs firemen assisted both Red Banks and Victoria volunteer departments at a mobile home blaze Thursday, Feb. 26, at 1:38 p.m.
Chief Kenny Holbrook said the fire started in the bedroom of the residence, located at 235 Deer Lane off Hernando Road.
“It was basically contained to half of the house,” he said. “There was probably 50 percent damage to the structure and smoke damage to the rest.”
Holbrook said no one was at home at the time. It was reported by a neighbor who saw smoke coming from the residence.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.
Holly Springs firefighters also provided mutual aid to Cayce and Mt. Pleasant departments at a house fire Saturday night, Feb. 21, on Mill Pond Road, north of Highway 72.
Chief Holbrook said the fire apparently started in the kitchen and spread through the rest of the house, which was located in a remote area of the county.
The structure was a total loss, he said. There were no injuries. The residents were able to escape the early-evening blaze.
Holly Springs firemen received an emergency call to 12 Anderson Lane at 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
Holbrook said the homeowner awoke to an alarm, looked outside and saw a vehicle on fire inside the garage.
“The fire was contained to the garage area and the vehicle itself,” he said.
Holly Springs firemen assisted both Mt. Pleasant and Cayce departments.
Other calls during the period of February 20-27 included – medical assistance, 12; auto accidents with injuries, 3; dumpster fires, 1; store fires, 1; gas leaks, 1; grass fires, 1; and false call, 1.
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