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Burton Fire works busy Easter weekend with 2 fires, 4 car accidents


Burton Firefighters worked a busy Easter weekend as they responded to the scenes of four car accidents and two building fires.

The four different car accidents did cause delays in traffic and sent three people to Beaufort Memorial Hospital to receive treatment for minor injuries. An engine fire did result from one of the collisions but was small in size.

The first structure fire occurred just before 10:30 p.m. on Saturday evening on Detour Road in Seabrook. A garage/workshop located 50 feet behind a home caught on fire and quickly became fully engulfed. The fire began to spread to vehicles and a shed close to the structure. Firefighters quickly assembled and secured the fire, despite a lack of hydrants in the Seabrook area. The building is a total loss, but no one was injured in this incident. Beaufort and Sheldon Fire Departments also responded to this call and helped in extinguishing the fire, which is under investigation.

The second fire happened shortly after 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning along Joe Frazier Road. Burton firefighters responded to a single wide mobile home with fire coming from underneath the home.Flames licked along the siding and spread out along the ground. Burton Fire crews moved into action and quickly prevented the fire from entering the home. The siding of the home was damaged, but no injuries were reported as the home was not occupied. The fire is believed to be accidental but will remain under investigation.

The Burton Fire District has received over 1,000 emergency calls to date in 2017. Roughly 20 of these calls were for structure fires and 96 of the calls involved car accidents. Of those 96 calls, 51 resulted in injuries.

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