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  • 9 firefighters die in blaze

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Fire swept through a furniture warehouse, collapsing its roof and killing nine firefighters inside — the nation's deadliest single disaster for firefighters since the September 11 terrorist attacks.

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  • Two employees in the building were rescued from the blaze, which broke out at 7 p.m. Monday in the Sofa Super Store and warehouse, Mr. Riley said.

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  • "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 press conference. "To all of their loved ones, our heart goes out to them."

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