Charleston 9

Street dedication for Charleston firefighter killed in Sofa Super Store fire postponed

A downtown Charleston street will be dedicated to one of the nine firefighters killed in the 2007 Sofa Super Store fire, but the dedication ceremony has been postponed.

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  Charleston 9 ceremony held on 10th anniversary of deadly fire

Lowcountry woman paints Folly Boat to honor Charleston 9 and Emanuel 9

Continued Coverage

  Memorial motorcycle poker run honors memory of Charleston 9

  Charleston 9: Firefighter Melvin Champaign

  Charleston 9: Firefighter Brandon Thompson

  Charleston 9: Capt. Mike Benke

  Charleston 9: Engineer Michael French

  Charleston 9: Firefighter James Earl Drayton

  Charleston 9: Capt. Louis Mulkey

The memories are still fresh for Ann Mulkey as she flips through a photo album of her son.

  Charleston 9: Engineer Brad Baity

Soft- spoken and loving. A gentle giant. Those are the words Heather Baity uses to describe her husband, Brad Baity, who died in the Super Sofa Store fire in 2007.

  Charleston 9: Capt. Billy Hutchinson

On the night of the Sofa Super Store fire, Haley Hutchinson, who was visiting her grandparents in Connecticut, thought about calling her dad, Charleston Fire Capt. Billy Hutchinson, but since she'd be back in Charleston the next day she decided against it. She says it is a decision she has regretted ever since.

  Charleston 9: Engineer Mark Kelsey

Paul Kelsey still keeps one of his father's firefighting helmets in the garage.  Ten years after the Sofa Super Store fire, Capt. Mark Kelsey's gear remains unwashed.

  Charleston fire officials: ‘Significant improvements’ made since Charleston 9 were lost

  Master plan underway for new Charleston 9 memorial

  Remembrance ceremony honors Charleston 9 on 9th anniversary of Sofa Super Store fire

  Charleston 9 not forgotten nine years after fatal fire

Charleston 9 remembered in West Ashley ceremony

Charleston 9 Remembrance Ceremony to be held on 8th anniversary of deadly fire

  Lowcountry honors Charleston 9 on 7th anniversary of fatal fire

Firefighters throughout Charleston are paying tribute Wednesday to the nine firefighters who died while battling a West Ashley furniture store fire seven years ago.

  Arizona fatal fire brings back memories of Charleston 9

Sunday's fire that killed 19 firefighters in Arizona brought back some bad memories here in the Lowcountry. Two weeks ago, Charleston observed the sixth anniversary of the fire that killed nine Charleston firefighters. Counselors who helped families and firefighters after the deadly Sofa Super Store fire say it will be a long healing process in Arizona.

  Charleston 9 documentary to be used for firefighter training nationwide

For the first time, firefighters from across the nation will hear firsthand, the lessons learned by the Charleston Fire Department. Those lessons are part of a new documentary on the 9 firefighters who lost their lives fighting a fire 6 years ago at the Sofa Super Store in West Ashley.

Film documents Charleston FD’s recovery after Sofa Super Store fire

A documentary focusing on the changes experienced by the Charleston Fire Department after the tragic loss of nine firefighters in the Sofa Super Store fire is now available to the public.

Sofa Super Store settles for $1.9 million in wrongful death suits

A Charleston furniture store where nine firefighters died four years ago has agreed to pay the men's families nearly $2 million to settle wrongful death lawsuits.

Work begins on firefighter memorial at Sofa Super Store site

As the four year anniversary of the Sofa Super Store disaster approaches, the city is working to turn the site into a memorial for the nine Charleston firefighters who died there.

NIST shows sprinklers at sofa store could have prevented fire’s rapid spread

The report said large open spaces with furniture provided high fuel loads and the inward rush of air following the breaking of windows and the lack of sprinklers contributed to the rapid spread of the fire.