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2 more former Charleston firefighters sue over store blaze

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Two more former South Carolina firefighters have sued over injuries they suffered in a blaze that killed nine colleagues three years ago.

The lawsuits accuse Sofa Super Store, its owners and other companies of negligence and reckless conduct.

Former firefighter Thad Morgan and Capt. Reginald Westbrook seek unspecified damages because of the 2007 fire.

Eight other former firefighters have sued. Relatives of the nine firefighters killed have filed similar suits.

Morgan and Westbrook say they suffered physical and psychological injuries from the fire and seeing their friends' badly burned bodies. Morgan resigned in 2009 and Westbrook retired in May on a medical disability.

Store attorney Richard Rosen would not talk about the lawsuits.

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