17 Years Later: South Carolina fire department to honor 9 firefighters killed in Sofa Super Store fire

  • Source: WCBD-TV NBC/CW+ 2 Charleston
  • Published: 06/17/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Tuesday will mark 17 years since nine of Charleston’s bravest were killed while responding to a massive furniture store fire off Savannah Highway. The Charleston Fire Department (CFD) will honor the fallen with a ceremony held annually at the Charleston 9 Memorial Park. The park was established where the Sofa Super Store once stood. Fire personnel will initiate a watch at the flagpole in the park beginning at midnight and continuing for 24 hours on June 18. A ceremony with family, firefighters, and leadership will begin at 7 p.m. and will be livestreamed on the department’s Facebook page. Fire alarms sounded at the Sofa Super Store on the evening of June 18, 2007. Black smoke poured from the furniture store and warehouse as firefighters arrived to battle the flames.


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