Remembering the Charleston 9: Mark Kelsey

Mark Kelsey’s son, Paul, says he will always remember his dad as someone who was laid back and reliable. Paul Kelsey says, “Knowing his pass…

Remembering the Charleston 9: Mike Benke

Holly Gildea, Captain Mike Benke’s daughter, says, “It doesn’t matter if you were a perfect stranger, he was always there to help.” She says…

Remembering the Charleston 9: Brad Baity

  The Baity family asked for privacy during this emotional time leading up to the 10 year anniversary of the Sofa Superstore fire, but Brad …

Remembering the Charleston 9

It was June 18th, 2007 at 7:09 PM. When the alarm sounded, firefighters sprang into action. Black smoke poured out of the Sofa Superstore an…