S. C. Daily Incident Log – 5/25/21

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Coroner: 88-year-old dies in Moncks Corner house fire 

The Berkeley County Coroner's Office says an 88-year-old man died in his home in a fire early Friday morning. Firefighters found Joseph President, 88, in his President Circle home after they responded to a fire at approximately 12:39 a.m., Coroner George Oliver said. South Carolina Law Enforcement Division investigators are working to determine the cause of an early-morning house fire in Moncks Corner. A neighbor called 911 to report the fire at the home in the 100 block of President Circle, Moncks Corner Fire Chief Robert Gass said. The first firefighters on the scene reported fire and smoke visible from the home, Gass said. Shortly after they arrived a bystander alerted firefighters that President, whom they said lived in the home alone, was unaccounted for. "The fire was so intense that it took a while for us to be able to begin a search," Gass said.  



House fire in Irmo contained, road open 

PHOTOS: The Columbia Fire Department has contained a house fire in Irmo that closed an intersection Dreher Shoals and Dutch Fork road intersection was closed as fire departments worked to control a 100-year-old abandon home on fire. The intersection is now open. No one, according to the Columbia Fire Department has been injured. The house is a total loss. The Richland County Fire Marshall will be investigating.  


Crews battle large fire at Horry County landfill 

PHOTO: Crews spent Saturday night battling a large fire at a landfill in Horry County. Horry County Fire Rescue says its crews were dispatched to the 1800 block of Highway 90 in Conway at around 8:30 p.m. for a waste material fire. Officials said residents and passersby may still see smoke and flames in the area as crews continue to work the scene. WMBF News received photos and videos from neighbors in the area, showing large plumes of smoke just beyond the neighborhood. HCFR says the fire is contained, but it may take an extended period of time to fully extinguish it. Officials say there is no threat to the public. No injuries have been reported.  


Follow-up: Lexington County Fire Services dedicate roads in honor of fallen firefighters 

VIDEO: Lexington County Fire Services dedicated two roads on Friday in honor of two fallen firefighters. A portion of Two Notch Road was named after Jeffrey Chavis and a portion of Faireview Road after Paul Quattlebaum Jr. "We're dedicating this portion of Two Notch Road in Lexington County from this intersection at Longs Pond Road to its intersection with Smith Pond Road as Firefighter Jeffrey V. Chavis Memorial Highway in honor of his service and dedication," said Lexington County Fire Services Chief Mark Davis. Chavis passed away in 2001 after suffering serious injuries from responding to a house fire. Quattlebaum Jr. died while responding to a motor vehicle collision in October 2019. Lexington County Fire Services held a ceremony for each firefighter in their hometown communities on Friday to dedicate the roads. Chavis' mother, Linda is grateful to have her son honored in this way.  


Fire in Burton displaces family 

The Burton Fire District says a house fire has displaced a family of three in their community. The fire district says the Marine Corps Air Station Fire Department, Beaufort County EMS and the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office were all on the scene. The fire broke out just after 4 a.m. Saturday and firefighters say it was in the Independent Mobile Home Park. That is located on Shanklin Road in Burton. The BFD say they first heard reports that a bedroom was on fire and everyone had evacuated the home. Sheriff's deputies arrived first and the BFD say they noticed flames coming from the home, and neighbors evacuating their homes in case the fire spread. Firefighters arrived on scene and the BFD says they found flames coming from a window. Fire crews say they quickly made entry into the home and extinguished the fire which was located in a bedroom.  


Workers continue to search for gas leak at St. Andrews Terrace Apartments in Columbia 

The Columbia Housing Authority (CHA) says it's voluntarily relocating 24 families from a set of apartments after a gas leak was found on the property. In an update Saturday, Dominion Energy and CHA contractors are working to find the gas leak. The gas leak was found by the Columbia Fire Department at the St. Andrews Terrace Apartments, which is near the intersection of Broad River Road and St. Andrews Road. "We did a full inspection out here and what we discovered, you could smell gas and we went in one apartment and it smelled pretty strong," said Columbia Fire Chief, Aubrey Jenkins. "The main thing is we don't want another tragedy we experienced in ABC (Allen Benedict Court)." CHA says Dominion Energy has shut off the gas supply to the property until the source of the leak is found. All residents who are affected are being moved to other homes.  


Courtesy of Daily Dispatch.
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