On Monday, June 18, Charlestonfirefighters were called to the scene of a major blaze. A fire apparently started in the trash bin of a furniture store. The blaze quickly advanced inside the store. Firefighters went into the store to rescue four people. Unfortunately, nine firefighters were lost that night when the roof collapsed on them.This tragedy has touched all of us here in the US, especially in my city which has not lost a firefighter in the line of duty since 1965. These men gave their lives for the most noble profession- saving the lives of others. No other lives were lost in the tragedy other than those of the nine brave men.
Please keep the families of these men in your prayers, as well as all firefighters since they are all brothers.
Photo: Photo courtesy of the Charleston Post and Courier