News briefs for June 14th-20th

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Vehicle found off roadway, no occupants located

The Burton Fire District responded to a reported motor vehicle accident the morning of Friday, June 8, on Trask Parkway involving a vehicle that was found off the roadway, but no occupants were located. Just after 11:30 a.m., Burton firefighters arrived on Trask Parkway just north of Detour Rd. to find a work van that had left the roadway and come to rest in the tree line on Trask Parkway. Firefighters checked the van and the immediate area and no occupants, signs of injures, or hazards were found. S.C. Highway Patrol was notified, and one southbound land of Trask Parkway was slowed for approximately 30 minutes while emergency crews searched for victims and hazards.

Mosquito treatments scheduled this week

Beaufort County Mosquito Control may conduct aerial and/or ground treatments from June 11 to 15.  Mosquito Control applies EPA-registered public health insecticides during ideal weather using low-flying aircraft throughout daylight hours and spray trucks from about 11 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. For additional information, please contact Mosquito Control at 843-255-5800.

Kitten rescued from tree collapse

Burton firefighters rescued a feral kitten that had been trapped inside a collapsed tree for over a day and reported the kitten was doing well at a local veterinarian office. Just before noon on Monday, June 4, Beaufort County Animal Control officers called Burton firefighters to a residence on Island Tank Road for a “cat stuck in a tree,” but firefighters found the situation was a bit more complicated. It is believed that the 3-month-old kitten was in the tree during the previous day’s storm when a limb broke from the tree, and the kitten became stuck by its tail and a rear leg under the base of the limb where it attaches to the tree trunk. Residents were preparing to cut and remove the tree when they heard the kitten’s cries and called Animal Control. After several attempts to free the kitten using various tools, firefighters were eventually able to free the kitten by using hydraulic spreaders normally reserved for moving twisted metal in automobile accidents. The kitten was taken by Animal Control to a local veterinarian where it was being treated for its injuries and severe dehydration.

Live-fire training at Parris Island June 18-19

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island advises mariners that it will conduct extended live-fire training beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, June 18, and ending at approximately 2 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19. The marsh and waterways in the range impact area, including Archers Creek, Ribbon Creek, and Edding Creek, will be closed to boater traffic. For questions regarding firing times and waterway closures, contact Weapons and Field Training Battalion Range Control at 843-228-3170.

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