Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The official response time for the fire at Windsor Green on Saturday
has been narrowed down to 4 minutes and 47 seconds, according to Horry
Horry County Fire and Rescue's Engine 39 was the first engine on
scene after the first official 911 call came in at 5:12 p.m., dispatched
from the Carolina Forest Station.
Within hours, flames had destroyed 26 buildings and 108 housing units in the Windsor Green complex.
On Wednesday, the Department of Health and Environmental Control
released the affected area over to A&I Fire and Water Restoration.
Families who lost everything are now being allowed in to sift through
If residents choose to visit their building sites, they are required
to sign in with A&I at an off-site trailer, and sign an "Assumption
of Risk, Release and Indemnification Agreement," according to a news
release from Benchmark Management, the company that manages the Windsor
Residents must show identification, and the management company asks
residents and unit owners to minimize the amount of trips entering and
leaving as much as possible.
During the last two days, crews have been going through the rubble
left from the burned buildings, and the items have been on site at the
Horry County Sheriff's Office. A&I says there hasn't been much
found, but most of the recovered belongings were kept in lock boxes.
County official Lisa Bourcier confirms that a volunteer firefighter
suffered cardiac arrest on scene and was transferred to Grand Strand
Regional. They are still there, but expected to make a full recovery