Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Pray For Them and Their Families...

Blaze at Furniture Warehouse in Charleston, South Carolina, Kills 9 Firefighters

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Nine firefighters died in South Carolina fighting a blaze that swept through a furniture warehouse Monday night, collapsing the building's roof upon them, in a disaster the mayor described Tuesday as "difficult to fathom or quantify."

"They were heroes," Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley told FOX News Tuesday. "They were concerned about people being trapped in the building. They were heroes. They were fighting the fire and the fire overwhelmed them."

Riley said the county coroner planned to disclose the names of the dead once positive identifications are made.

Two employees in the building were rescued from the blaze, which broke out at about 7 p.m. Monday in the Sofa Super Store and warehouse, but the disaster has been "difficult to fathom or quantify," he said. The cause of the fire was under investigation, but Riley said arson was not suspected.

"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," Riley said at a morning news conference. "To all of their loved ones, our heart goes out to them."



Blogger VerityINK said...

Too bad Mr. Anonymous had no words of sorrow or blessing for the firefighters killed. No, he sidestepped this article to natter about objections to the minorities in NYC that will get paid for acting human...

7:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Welcome to Valhalla, boys. The Valkyries await you.

Firefighters, soldiers and cops get my highest level of respect.

Rest in Peace, brothers.

7:56 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Thank you, PHAN--I knew I could count on one of my regulars!

9:04 AM  
Anonymous z said...

What horrid news to wake up to on the TV news this morning. Those surviving fire fighters will be haunted for years to come..their buddies are gone, their families ripped apart.

May God rest their souls and help the families and surviving colleagues to grieve enough and to heal enough.

There are really no words. z

9:21 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

I was in meetings today, so I didn't find out about this sad affair until later.
Firefightwers, police, military, EMT's ALL train to run INTO danger for the sake of others. They should have our highest respect and gratitude!


5:19 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Thanks, gals--I knew I'd be hearing from ya!

5:01 AM  

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