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Remembering the Charleston Nine: 6 Years Later

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Today marks the 6th Anniversary of the tragic Sofa Super Store fire in West Ashley which took the lives of nine Charleston firefighters. At the time, it was the worst firefighting tragedy since the September 11th attacks in 2001.

Be sure to take a moment to pause and remember the 9 people lost that day:

  • Captain Mike Benke
  • Captain William “Billy” Hutchinson
  • Captain Louis Mulkey
  • Bradford “Brad” Baity
  • Mark Kelsey
  • Melvin Champaign
  • James “Earl” Drayton
  • Michael French
  • Brandon Thompson

Here are some stories related to the tragedy:

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