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The City of Charleston's fire rating has slipped from Class 1 to 3.
The change was largely spurred by deficiencies uncovered in water supply, trucks, equipment, and staffing because of investigations into the Sofa Super Store fire.
A "Class 3" rating means the city scored 70 to 79 points out a possible 100.
Most property owners will not see a hike in their insurance rates.
A while back, the Charleston City Paper talked about what these ratings mean.