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7:56 am on Thursday May 23, 2013

Sofa Super Store fire documentary released online

It's been almost seven years since the lives of nine Charleston's firefighters were lost in the Sofa Super Store fire, now the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation released a documentary of the department's recovery, "Charleston 9: The Ultimate...
1:29 am on Friday December 30, 2011

West Ashley Sofa Super Store to close (Update: Two remaining locations to close)

Image by Flickr user "Cowboy" Ben AlmanUpdate December 30: Nearly one year on the nose after announcing the closure of a West Ashley location, the Sofa Super Store family of stores announced it would close it's remaining two locations due to poor...
2:57 am on Sunday June 19, 2011

Four years after the Sofa Super Store fire: A public memorial service (update: video)

Image by Battalion Chief William Goldfeder, Loveland-Symmes Fire Department The scene that chaotic night.Update June 19: The service was held on Saturday and there's been a couple solid video reports from the somber event. Live 5 News' video strikes...
2:51 am on Sunday June 12, 2011

Four years on, a memorial 5K: The Run for the Nine (update: post-event video)

Image by Flickr user Ryan StoneUpdate June 12: The memorial 5K was held on Saturday with nearly double the expected turnout. ABC News 4 was on scene and has a solid video report of the feelings and scenes of the fundraiser run; check it out here....
10:25 am on Thursday March 31, 2011

Work begins on memorial for nine Charleston firefighters

Image by Flickr user grittycitygirlThis week, work is being done on the memorial for nine Charleston firefighters who died during the Sofa Super Store fire in 2007. Work is occuring at the site where the Sofa Super Store once stood, and the...
10:45 am on Wednesday March 16, 2011

Final report on 2007 Sofa Super Store fire released

Image by Flickr user Catskills Grrl A memorial for the firefighters lost during the Sofa Super Store fire.The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released the final report on the Sofa Super Store fire that took place on June 18, 2007...
10:59 am on Sunday February 13, 2011

Three years later, feds release Sofa Super Store fire report (update: why no charges)

Image by WikipediaUpdate February 13: The Post and Courier has followed up with more of the inside story. The paper details extensive efforts to affix blame, and how investigators just felt they couldn't build a solid enough criminal case,...
6:24 am on Saturday June 19, 2010

Charleston marks three years since the Sofa Super Store fire

Image by Flickr user BAR Photography On June 18, 2007, nine Charleston firemen lost their lives in a blaze at the Sofa Super Store on Savannah Highway. Yesterday marked the third anniversary, and the Charleston Fire Department and families...
5:29 am on Saturday April 10, 2010

In years after Sofa Super Store fire, Charleston's firefighters have turned for support

There's an interesting story in today's Post and Courier about how the Charleston Firefighter Support Team has seen a large surge of use due to issues caused by the memories of the Sofa Super Store fire that killed nine firemen back in 2007. I say...
1:33 pm on Thursday March 25, 2010

City not yet out of scope of blame in Sofa Super Store fire

Nearly three years after the fatal Sofa Super Store fire blaze, the debate and legal battles continue to churn on. But there seems to be little political will to see the City of Charleston and its fire department dragged into the fray. Evidence: On...

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