No charges will be filed for prosecution in the Sofa Super Store fire that killed nine firefighters in Charleston, 2007. Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson made the announcement today after reviewing SLED’s report on the nine firefighter deaths. She requested the report more than a year ago after meeting with two of the families of the “Fallen 9.” However, Wilson had to wait for SLED to turn over the report on the fire and the death of the nine men.
The two families gave eight binders of pages they say prove the Charleston Fire Department exposed the firefighters to deadly risks. The Post and Courier reports, the families of Captain Louis Mulkey and William Hutchinson say the firefighters had insufficient training and leadership.