Late Monday morning crews from Moncks Corner first got the call; soon there would be more than a dozen different departments assisting with a dangerous house fire at 228 Big Nick Lane. The fire leveled the home and injured three firefighters.
The call came in around 10:30 a.m. on Monday, when crews arrived the house was fully engulfed. Not long after crews arrived the home began to give-way.
“About 15 minutes after getting to the fire the front part of the house, the three story house; the front part collapsed and trapped two firefighters with the Whitesville Fire Department,” said Hannah Moldenhauer, Berkeley County’s Public Information Officer.
“Those two firefighters were safely extricated and transported to Trident Medical Center.”
Moldenhauer said the one of the firefighters was released and the other was having surgery for a broken ankle. Later a third firefighter from the city of Moncks Corner was treated for burns. None of the injuries are life threatening.
The fast moving fire completely destroyed the home; 14 different fire departments responded from across Berkeley County.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Nobody was home at the time. Disaster-trained volunteers from the American Red Cross of the Lowcountry arrived to support first responders. Additionally, disaster-trained volunteers will be working with the residents impacted and left homeless by the blaze.