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Hilton Head Fire Rescue douses 3 fires in 7 hours

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Thomas Cohen Fire (HHFR)

Hilton Head Fire Rescue crews responded to three structure fires over the course of seven hours Monday, according to a release.

The first fire crews were called to on July 9 was at 11:51 a.m. on Thomas Cohen Drive.

One of the residents came home for lunch to find a fire, which firefighters found in the back of the home on arrival.

That fire appeared to have started in the area of the main electrical panel of the home, which sustained significant fire and smoke damage.

Crews assisted the residents with securing personal items, and the Red Cross was requested to help the family.

Five engine companies, the truck company, two medic units, the Batallion chief and multiple staff officers responded to the fire, which was under control by 12:36 p.m. However, crews stayed on scene until 3:45 p.m.

Only a couple hours later, around 6:27 p.m., crews responded to another fire at a home on Kingfisher Street. Most of that crew were the same as the first fire.

The fire, which originated in the patio area at the built-in grill, had been extinguished by the occupants when crews arrived. They checked the area for any extension, but found none. That fire was out by 6:35 p.m.

Within minutes of clearing that scene, HHFR was called to another fire, this one on Palm View Drive, at 6:59 p.m.

When firefighters arrived, they found the fire in the attic of the home, that appeared to have started near the water heater. Crews say fire and smoke damage to the home was confined to the attic, but there was water damage throughout.

The residents of the home had evacuated prior to HHFR's arrival. The fire was under control by 7:42 p.m.

Crews helped the residents secure personal items from the home, and remained on scene overnight to conduct fire watch.

Four engine companies, the truck company, two medic unites, the Battalion chief and multiple staff officers responded to that fire.

No injures were reported at any of the fires, according to HHFR.