May 23, 2016 – At approximately 8:30am the Bluffton Township Fire District and Beaufort County EMS were dispatched to 139 South St for a reported Structure fire. 911 caller reported a fully involved townhome with people possibly trapped inside. A Bluffton Fire Inspector arrived on scene first and confirmed a working fire and was trying to verify the entrapment. Due to the quick response times, the Engine Company was able stretch a line and start fire attack while the crew from the Truck Company started searching for possible victims. The search of the homes showed nobody was inside.
It took crews approximately 40 minutes to bring the fire under control and an additional hour to overhaul (Check for hot spots) the residents. There were no injuries to any civilians or emergency responders reported. The family dog to perish in the fire.
Bluffton Township Fire District Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating the fire.
Bluffton Police Department was also on scene.