North Charleston firefighters responded to an apartment fire on Rolling Fork Road on Tuesday afternoon. Upon arrival they found heavy fire and smoke conditions in a single building housing four different apartments. The first-in crews mounted an aggressive interior attack until aerial apparatus were in place. Command then changed over to an equally aggressive defensive attack that stopped the fire in its tracks.
The North Chuck crews were backed up by units from Charleston, St. Andrews and James Island. Nice work by the Command, Safety, Accountability and Staging officers ensured a safe and orderly operation. A small pup was rescued by fire crews and is recovering in a local animal hospital. Thankfully, no one else was injured.