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Charleston 9 firefighter's home catches fire

The home is still owned by Capt. Benke's widow; no one was home at the time of the fire

By Brendan Clark

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston fire officials are expected to investigate a fire in the home of a former CCFD captain.

Monday, fire heavily damaged a West Ashley house occupied by family of late Fire Capt. Mike Benke, who died in Sofa Superstore fire.

The Charleston Fire Department responded to a fire on Eve Circle just before 7:00 p.m. Monday night after neighbors called 911. No one was inside at the time, but a family dog was killed.

Full story: Fire damages home of Charleston 9 firefighter

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