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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

9 Charleston Firefighters LODD

Charleston Fire Department

Charleston media is reporting that 9 Charleston Firefighters were killed this evening during a roof collapse at a sofa warehouse fire. Witnesses on the scene reported hearing a MAYDAY over the fire department's radios and a firefighter asking that his wife be told that he loves her.

"Nine brave, heroic, courageous firefighters of the city of Charleston have perished fighting fire in a most courageous and fearless manner, carrying out their duties," Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley said at a morning news conference. "To all of their loved ones, our heart goes out to them."

AP Photo/Alice Keeney

AP Photo/Alice Keeney

Video and more information can be found here:

WCSC TV 5, Charleston, SC

Raw news video: WLTX TV 19, Columbia, SC

I know you'll join me in praying for these Firefighters, their families, Charleston Fire Department and everyone effected by this tragedy.

*Updated 19 June 2007 0700hrs


At 6/19/2007 02:51:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all need to pray for their families.*light weight trus construction is dangerous to firefighters use caution when fighting fire in these buildings*

At 6/23/2007 12:01:00 AM , Blogger Chris said...

As a Volunteer FF/EMT for 20 yrs in upstate NY. My heart goes out to the families of the fallen.


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