Fire destroys garage, threatens home in Colleton Co.

A large fire destroyed a garage and threatened a home outside of Walterboro on Sunday.

Colleton County Fire and Rescue workers responded to a home on Crestview Lane just before 2 p.m. to find a fire burning a garage and 2 acres of woods. Firefighters said that a singlewide mobile home was also beginning to smoke on the outside. Neighbors said they heard a loud explosion immediately prior to noticing heavy smoke.

Crews worked for 25 minutes to extinguish the fire. The garage was destroyed, and so was the car inside, authorities said. A forestry tractor was requested to help contain the wood fire.

The mobile home suffered minor damage.  No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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