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Work begins on firefighter memorial at Sofa Super Store site

Updated: Apr. 1, 2011 at 3:38 PM EDT
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WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - 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.

Long-term plans for a permanent memorial and fire department building where the store once stood are unfunded and still years away. But in the meantime, the city is creating a grass-covered landscaped site with memorial markers for the 9.

Once the work is complete, there will be a 25 foot flagpole with an etched storyboard at the base of the flag.

There will be diamond plated site markers and several benches around the site.

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