SouthPark fire: ‘Not a day has gone by that I haven’t thought about it,’ Charlotte firefighters say

  • Source: WSOC-TV ABC 9 Charlotte
  • Published: 05/17/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO/PHOTOS: We’re approaching one year since a deadly fire at a construction site in Charlotte’s SouthPark neighborhood. Anchor Erica Bryant spoke with some of the heroes who were right in the middle of it. It’s an interview that none of the firefighters really wanted to do, mainly because May 18, 2023 is a day that’s hard for them to think about. Yet they do — a lot. “I’d say probably not a day has gone by that I haven’t thought about it, or thought about something that happened during it that I could have done differently or done better,” Charlotte Fire Capt. Mike Watts said. “What-ifs is a big thing.” Bryant asked the firefighters to take her back through the day. “That fire specifically — and you could see it citywide pretty much. I mean wherever you were in the city at the time, you could see that fire,” Division Chief Dave Farnum said.


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