Beaufort/Port Royal Fire Department busy last week

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The City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department responded to two fires in less than 12 hours on Thursday and into the early morning of Friday.

Firefighters responded to a multi-family, residential structure fire at Bay South Apartments off Mossy Oaks Road at approximately 5:15 p.m. Thursday evening. After investigation, fire investigators determined the fire was caused by a lightning strike.

No injuries were reported.

Beaufort/Port Royal Fire Department, Parris Island Fire & Emergency Services, Beaufort County EMS, Beaufort Police Department, Dominion Energy and BJWSA all responded to this structure fire.

The second fire was reported at approximately 2:30 a.m. Friday.

On arrival, firefighters found a tow truck fully involved and endangering a residential structure. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire and prevent the fire from spreading to the home.

“It was a busy day, we responded to 22 emergency calls in 24 hours and the most important part is we had no injuries,” Shift 2 Battalion Chief Matt Bowsher said in a release.

Above: Firefighters responded to a multi-family, residential structure fire at Bay South Apartments off Mossy Oaks Road at approximately 5:15 p.m. Thursday evening. Photo courtesy of City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department.

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