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3:03 pm on Monday March 9, 2009

ESPN Films making movie about one of the Charleston 9

Image by Berkeley CountyImage by 20090309-louis.jpg ESPN Films has announced they will make a "theatrical motion picture" about Louis Mulkey, a Summerville basketball coach and one of the firefighters that died in the Sofa Super Store fire. Here's...
7:23 am on Thursday March 5, 2009

Firehouse Magazine writer rips into Riley for Charleston 9 remarks

Image by Flickr user Ryan Stone Image by 20090405-fire.jpg A shot of the memorial service for the Charleston 9. Harry Carter of Firehouse Magazine is proving he's got no love for our mayor, Joe Riley. Read more stories on this subject in our Sofa...
8:16 am on Sunday August 3, 2008

Preliminary date set for trial in Sofa Super Store fire

The Post and Courier reports that a preliminary date more than a year way of December 1, 2009 has been set for the fire that led to the deaths of nine firefighters at the Sofa Super Store fire in West Ashley. Read more about the fatal fire on our...
5:55 am on Thursday July 10, 2008

Cigarettes blamed in fatal sofa store fire

Image by Image of report overlaid on photo by flickr user grittycitygirlImage by 20080709fire2.jpg The remains of the Sofa Super Store. It's the site where nine firemen lost their lives. A report released today says that a definite source cannot be...
9:02 am on Thursday May 15, 2008

Too little training, poor equipment contributed to Sofa Super Store tragedy, report says

A report released Thursday on last year's Sofa Super Store fire blamed the deaths of nine firefighters on inadequate training, poor supervision and poor equipment. The report was produced by an independent group of consultants that the city of...