8 years later: Remembering the Charleston 9
Here's a roundup of past and present news coverage paying tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives
Eight years ago, nine firefighters lost their lives while battling the Sofa Super Store fire.
And although many years have gone by, our fallen brothers have not been forgotten.
Here's a look back at some of the best past and present news coverage paying tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives and examining the lessons that will prevent similar tragedies.
Today, and every day, we remember:
Engineer Bradford "Brad" Baity, of Engine 19; Capt. Mike Benke of Engine 16; Firefighter Melvin Champaign, of Engine 16; Firefighter James "Earl" Drayton, of Engine 19; Asst. Engineer Michael French, of Ladder 5; Capt. William Hutchinson, of Engine 19; Engineer Mark Kelsey, of Ladder 5; Capt. Louis Mulkey, of Engine 15; and Firefighter Brandon Thompson, of Ladder 5.