Burton Fire responds to 2 house, 2 vehicle fires

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From staff reports

The Burton Fire District responded to two house fires and two vehicle fires during the first week of October. No injuries were reported in any of the fires; however, one vehicle and one structure were heavily damaged.

The first vehicle fire was reported just past 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 on Trask Parkway. Burton firefighters arrived on scene and found smoldering in the engine compartment of a passenger vehicle. The scene was secured with no injuries and minor damages.

The second vehicle fire was reported the next day, just before 7 p.m., on Burton Hill Road. Firefighters arrived on scene to find smoke and flames coming from the engine compartment of a passenger vehicle. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire. No injuries were reported but the vehicle suffered heavy damages.

The first house fire was reported just after 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4 on Outreach Lane in Burton. Burton firefighters responded, along with MCAS Beaufort Fire Department and Beaufort County EMS, and found trash burning against a home and spreading up the home’s siding.

The fire was quickly extinguished, and fire crews searched the inside of the home to ensure the fire did not spread inside. No injuries and minor damages were reported. This fire is under investigation by Burton Fire District fire investigators and the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office and considered suspicious.

The second fire was reported just before 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6 on Staffwood Rd. Burton firefighters responded, along with MCAS Beaufort Fire Department and Beaufort County EMS, and arrived on scene to an elevated mobile home that was fully engulfed in flames.

Firefighters from Burton and MCAS FD quickly knocked the flames down, but remained on scene for over an hour extinguishing embers and hidden fires. The house was unoccupied and under renovations at the time. No injuries were reported.

This fire is also under investigation by Burton Fire District fire investigators and the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, and is also considered suspicious.

Citizens having any information concerning the house fires on Outreach Lane and Staffwood Rd are encouraged to contact the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

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