Tuesday, May 10, 2011
2000 Mercedes Benz E320 Burns on I-26 Just South of Columbia Near Sandy Ridge
When Cedar Posts pulled up behind the smoking black Mercedes, there might have been hope. But without a pretty good sized fire extinguisher there was little to do make sure both the driver and his passenger were out of the car.
It didn't take long for the benz to get really cooking.
As with most volunteer units two of the firemen arrived in their personal vehicles. One even put on his "turn-out" gear and helmet but without a truck or no fire extinguishers there was little they could do.
Amazingly it took the Sandy Ridge Volunteer Fire Department engine company nearly 20 minutes to arrive on scene and only about 30 seconds to hose down the shell of what was just minutes before a 60k luxury automobile.