VIDEO: Thursday marks 13 years since nine Charleston firefighters were killed in a fire at the Sofa Superstore on Savannah Highway.
It was June 18th, 2007 at 7:09 p.m. when the alarm sounded – firefighters sprang into action.
Black smoke was seen pouring from the furniture store and warehouse, and as firefighters began to battle the flames, a 911 call comes in saying an employee is trapped inside.
Firefighters rushed inside and rescued the employee. The fire quickly consumed the building once that worker was freed.
But the firefighters still inside the building sent out a “mayday call.” The fire caused the roof to collapse. That call would be one of the last things we heard from the nine heroes inside.