Sunday, May 19, 2013
Red Cross responds to help the family.
A Saturday evening fire has destroyed a Lincolnville home. No injuries were reported, but the fire has displaced two adults and one child. The home is on East Pinckney Street. The Red Cross provided the family with funds to replace food and clothing lost in the blaze, comfort kits containing personal toiletries and a stuffed animal for the child. The family also received referrals to Red Cross partner agencies to assist in meeting any long-term recovery needs. On average the American Red Cross, Palmetto SC Region responds to a disaster every 6.5 hours. Since the beginning of the fiscal year, July 1, 2012, the Palmetto SC Region has responded to the needs of 1,474 families and 4,798 individuals affected by disasters. The Palmetto SC Region…
Friday, May 17, 2013
Red Cross asks for donations to help the temporarily displaced family.
The local American Red Cross provided immediate emergency assistance to one adult and three children affected by a home fire Thursday evening in Briarwood. The fire was at 206 Chessington Circle. The Red Cross provided the residents with food and temporary lodging in a nearby hotel. The Red Cross also provided referrals to partner agencies to assist in long-term recovery. On average the American Red Cross, Palmetto SC Region responds to a disaster every 6.5 hours. Since the beginning of the fiscal year, July 1, 2012, the Palmetto SC Region has responded to the needs of 1,472 families and 4,794 individuals affected by disasters. The Palmetto SC Region is made up of seven Red Cross Chapters that span 35-counties of South Carolina. You can …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Summerville Town Council calls special meeting Tuesday to award Knightsville fire station contract.
Summerville Town Council has called a special meeting to award the contact for Summerville Fire Station No. 5 — also known as the Knightsville or Butternut fire station. The meeting is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Summerville Municipal Complex on South Main Street. The fire station contact was previously awarded to Linden Construction and construction began November 2012. Construction was halted recently as the town sought to end the contract for unknown reasons. The original contract was for $1,272,000. The station is within a mile of Pine Forest Country Club, Corey Woods, White Gables and Guilford Gates subdivisions. Fire Chief Richard Waring said the new station will decrease response times from six to nine minutes to three to five minutes.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Town will look to next low bidder to complete the job.
The Town of Summerville has terminated its contract with Linden Construction to complete the fire station on Butternut and Central Avenue in Knightsville. The project broke ground late last year. Summerville Town Council authorized Mayor Bill Collins to negotiate with Linden Construction to end the contract. The town has kept mum on the reason the contract was terminated. According to one subcontractor, the town had not been paying the contractor for some time. The second low bidder will be looked at now to complete the job, which should be completed later this year or beginning of 2014. A special Town Council meeting is expected to convene next week. Watch the attached video to see the groundbreaking of the fire station.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Fire damages former bait and tackle shop at corner of Highway 61 and 17-A Wednesday morning; building was empty.
The empty, former bait-and-tackle shop at the corner of Highway 61 and 17-A was the scene of an early Wednesday morning fire. According to ABC News 4, fire officials are investigating the source of the fire, which originated in the second story. Old Fort Fire responded about 5 a.m. Wednesday to the fire. Click here to read more.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Witnesses say all occupants got out before vehicle consumed by fire.
At around 10 p.m. Monday, a sedan traveling north on Orangeburg Road pulled off the side of the road past Boone Hill Road, the occupants fled, and a fire was seen on the car's dash, according to witness accounts. The vehicle was quickly engulfed in flames as a singular police officer tried to keep onlookers at a safe distance. As debris blew off the vehicle, the first firefighters arrived and quickly extinguished the flames. One witness said all of the vehicle's occupants made it safely out of the vehicle before it was consumed.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Home fire on Hummingbird Lane displaces family.
A Summerville family of five has been displaced by a Sunday fire at its home on Hummingbird Lane, near Orangeburg Road, according to Lowcountry Red Cross. American Red Cross volunteers were called to the scene of a home fire and provided assistance to the family, which included three children. The Ashley River Fire Department responded to the fire, which caused major damage to the home. The Red Cross provided the family with temporary housing, funds to replace food and clothing lost in the fire, comfort kits, containing personal hygiene items, and referrals to partner agencies to assist with the family’s long-term recovery. The Red Cross has assisted 798 individuals affected by disasters, including home fires, in its seven-county region …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Home fire blocked off traffic for a short time.
A Summerville home was damaged by an early Monday morning fire on Bryant Street, ABC News 4 reported. No injuries have been reported. Bryant Street is between Highway 78 and West Luke Street, and runs past Alston Middle School. The school was not affected by the fire, according to reports. ABC News 4 reported the initial call was made at 4:30 a.m. Fire investigators say there is heavy damage to the home on Bryan Street. They say the home is unlivable. The street was blocked off for a time during the initial firefight, but it has since been reopened. Click here to read more.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Home received minor damage; Summerville family helped by Red Cross.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, January 7
Press Release, Lowcountry Red Cross American Red Cross volunteers were called to the scene of a Summerville home fire on Saturday morning and provided assistance to a family that included three adults. The Summerville Fire Department responded to the blaze which caused minor damage to the home. The home is at 124 Pawley Dr. in Palmetto Park. The Red Cross provided the fire victims with temporary housing and funds to replace food lost in the fire, comfort kits, containing personal hygiene items, and referrals to partner agencies to assist with the family’s long-term recovery. The Red Cross has assisted more than 600 individuals affected by disasters, including home fires, in its seven-county region of Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Fire destroys family's home off of Butternut Road.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
American Red Cross volunteers were called Wednesday morning to assist a Summerville family of three, including one child, whose home was destroyed by an afternoon home fire. The fire happened at 124 Trickle Drive. The Old Fort Fire Department responded. The Red Cross provided the family with funds to help replace the food and clothing lost in the fire as well as comfort kits and referrals to Red Cross partner agencies. The Red Cross has assisted 546 individuals affected by disasters, including home fires, in its seven-county region of Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton and Jasper counties, since July 1 of this year. Members of our community can support local victims of disasters similar to this and enable the Red…