Two-Alarm Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Fire

On June 28, Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue dispatched a first alarm assignment to a mid-island apartment complex for a structure fire.

Car 40 was in the area and marked on the scene with heavy smoke showing from approximately 10 units and declared it a working incident.

The first due engine companies initiated an interior attack and Truck 6 prepared for vertical ventilation.

As companies were sounding the roof a large section of the roof on the Charlie side collapsed.

Crews were evacuated from the building and the fire was knocked down with elevated master streams.

When the majority of fire was knocked down crews went interior to complete fire extinguishment.

Crews from Truck 6 were able to rescue a dog that was later resuscitated. Companies held the fire to the units involved upon arrival. The incident was elevated to a second alarm.

Units on the alarm:

  • Engine 3, Engine 4, Engine 5, Engine 6, Engine 8
  • Truck 6
  • Medic 4, Medic 6, Medic 8
  • Battalion 1
  • Car 11, Car 12, Car20, Car 21, Car 30, Car 31
  • The Fire Investigation Unit