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EeyoreFan1
06-18-2007, 10:36 PM
As you all know, my dad is a firefighter. About 7 o'clock tonight, a large fire broke out a a sofa store, and by 8 o'clock, the store had collapsed. The fire is still blazing, and my father went to go check it out. He came back around 9, and said things weren't looking good. He's home for the night. We were watching the news, and one of his friends- who is at the scene said that anywhere between 5 and 9 of his and my dad's fellow fireman are trapped inside, and several have been found dead. I get updated in about 20 minutes, or unless my dad's friend calls back. This is horrible, and a lot of those fireman had kids. :sad2: I just hlpe everyone else is okay. Its also been rumoured that a store employee was trapped and killed inside.

I just want to thank all the brave fireman who are out there, risking their lives for others, and I hope that everyone can come home to their families.

Sparx
06-18-2007, 10:36 PM
:hug:

thats horrible. my heart goes out to all of the families.

HSMndLKfan92
06-18-2007, 10:38 PM
:hug: I'm so sorry. Everyone's in my thoughts.

EeyoreFan1
06-18-2007, 10:38 PM
The mayor, who is at the scene, isn't letting any information out yet. Hopefully we get updated soon, but my dad thinks a few of the missing ones are some of his best friends. :sad2:

Tinkerbell424
06-18-2007, 10:39 PM
That's awful :hug:

Those fireman and their family's will be in my prayers tonight.

I hope the rest of the fireman are alright.

BandGeek911
06-18-2007, 10:39 PM
:hug:

I'm so sorry.
Prayers and pixie dust for the firefighters and their families
:wizard:

VMK_MagicalLadee
06-18-2007, 10:40 PM
:hug:

Prayers and pixie dust..

Im sorry Jessie.. :hug:

KingdomKeepers21
06-18-2007, 10:41 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: Oh man, oh man! I cannot believe that! I hate when stuff like that happens, and I hope that the families will be ok... That is so sad!:sad1: :sad1: :sad1:

HSMndLKfan92
06-18-2007, 10:41 PM
The mayor, who is at the scene, isn't letting any information out yet. Hopefully we get updated soon, but my dad thinks a few of the missing ones are some of his best friends. :sad2:

:hug:

TinkerBelle2992
06-18-2007, 10:41 PM
That's horrible. I'm soo sorry! I'll pray for your family and fire department. Pixie dust, too!

EeyoreFan1
06-18-2007, 10:42 PM
I don't want to sound selfish- but I'm just so glad that my dad is safe at home.. =/ I just hope that everyone else can say the same. I didn't get any pictures, (we went down there) because the roads are closed, and you can't see anything. When some are released, I'll post them. The fire could be seen for miles, and the smoke a few districts.

BabyPiglet
06-18-2007, 10:44 PM
Awe, like I said before, I'm awfully sorry. They can have my pixie dust.

::Snow_White::
06-18-2007, 10:47 PM
I almost cried while reading that. My cousin is a volunteer firefighter and I know some other people who are. They are great people who risk their lives to save others. I'm so sorry, I couldn't imagine how horrible that must be. I must say my heart go's out to everyone involved, especially the children and families of the missing firefighters. Prayers and Pixie Dust Jessie. I'm awfully glad your dad is ok. :hug:

EeyoreFan1
06-18-2007, 10:48 PM
The wives of the firefighters were at the scene, watching their husbands walk into the fire, and not coming out. Oh god, seeing that... That makes anyone break down. UPDATE SOON.

BabyPiglet
06-18-2007, 10:53 PM
The wives of the firefighters were at the scene, watching their husbands walk into the fire, and not coming out. Oh god, seeing that... That makes anyone break down. UPDATE SOON.
Aweee. I'm almost crying. And I don't really know what to say.

Thank gawd your Daddy is safe and sound at home.

tinkerbell12
06-18-2007, 10:54 PM
I'm so glad your father is alright.
I hope everyone else comes out fine.

Arielfn93
06-18-2007, 10:55 PM
:( I'm so sorry for those fireman and their families.
Prayers and Pixie dust out to those brave men and their friends and families.

EeyoreFan1
06-18-2007, 10:56 PM
6 dead so far..
Multiple missing..

One of the firefighters was about to get out of the building, when he saw another guy stuck, and the stuck guy said "Tell my wife I will always love her" and then the building collapsed on him. :sad:

2HOT2touch
06-18-2007, 10:59 PM
OMG! that is horrible!!! My prayers go out to all the families. I hope they get the fire under control soon and everyone else is safe.

C.J. Sparrow
06-18-2007, 10:59 PM
6 dead so far..
Multiple missing..

One of the firefighters was about to get out of the building, when he saw another guy stuck, and the stuck guy said "Tell my wife I will always love her" and then the building collapsed on him. :sad:

That's touching... but sad.

KingdomKeepers21
06-18-2007, 11:00 PM
6 dead so far..
Multiple missing..

One of the firefighters was about to get out of the building, when he saw another guy stuck, and the stuck guy said "Tell my wife I will always love her" and then the building collapsed on him. :sad:
:sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad: :sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad: :sad::sad::sad:
I am so sorry! Thank the heavans your dad is OK Jessie. That thing about the guy who was stuck is so SAD! Is it on the news?:sad1:

::Snow_White::
06-18-2007, 11:01 PM
:sad: :sad1: Oh Gosh, I'm about ready to burst into tears right now. Prayers and So much Pixie dust coming your way that you could fly to Pluto Jessie. I can't think of anything else to say, except I'm sorry again.:hug:

Tinkerbell424
06-18-2007, 11:02 PM
6 dead so far..
Multiple missing..

One of the firefighters was about to get out of the building, when he saw another guy stuck, and the stuck guy said "Tell my wife I will always love her" and then the building collapsed on him. :sad:


That's so sad:(

BabyPiglet
06-18-2007, 11:03 PM
:'[

EeyoreFan1
06-18-2007, 11:03 PM
:hug:


I just recorded this off of the news-

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m250/Eeyorefan1/th_0618072307a.jpg (http://s106.photobucket.com/albums/m250/Eeyorefan1/?action=view&current=0618072307a.flv)

Its horrible. And they can't get it under control.

Arielfn93
06-18-2007, 11:03 PM
Ah, :(

Poor fireman

CheerExtreme
06-18-2007, 11:04 PM
That is terrible! I am so sorry that this happened to your fathers friends. Could you tell him though that he is greatly appriciated and if we didn't have people like him that they world would go insane.

EeyoreFan1
06-18-2007, 11:05 PM
Yes.

6-7 dead

Still..several missing.. :sad2:

"Breaking news! After this commercial break."
I hate the news. >_<

BabyPiglet
06-18-2007, 11:08 PM
Yes.

6-7 dead

Still..several missing.. :sad2:

"Breaking news! After this commercial break."
I hate the news. >_<
*hugs*

EeyoreFan1
06-18-2007, 11:10 PM
The stupid weather man..

Weather man: :teeth: Its starting to sprinkle. Thats a damper. :teeth:

While there are flames behind him...people dying..and he has a huge smile on his face.

BabyPiglet
06-18-2007, 11:11 PM
The stupid weather man..

Weather man: :teeth: Its starting to sprinkle. Thats a damper. :teeth:

While there are flames behind him...people dying..and he has a huge smile on his face.
Are you kidding me.

I'd punch him.

C.J. Sparrow
06-18-2007, 11:12 PM
The stupid weather man..

Weather man: :teeth: Its starting to sprinkle. Thats a damper. :teeth:

While there are flames behind him...people dying..and he has a huge smile on his face.

What a dweeb.

Maybe the rain will help.

::Snow_White::
06-18-2007, 11:14 PM
Are you kidding me.

I'd punch him.

Then kick him.

I hate people like that. People that don't care. What a jerk.

CheerExtreme
06-18-2007, 11:17 PM
Hah I hate weathermen. period. I only like this one b/c she is funny and Al(who doesn't like him??) They never can estimate the weather right. when they say well 20% chance of rain. Umm hello it is pouring cats and dogs..derrr. forget about your silly maps just take a look out the window...

EeyoreFan1
06-18-2007, 11:18 PM
Hes standing there giving me weather... :sad2: We all hate him.. The rain is doing something bad is what there saying..but I'm not sure what?

BabyPiglet
06-18-2007, 11:24 PM
Hes standing there giving me weather... :sad2: We all hate him.. The rain is doing something bad is what there saying..but I'm not sure what?
Aweeee. :[

EeyoreFan1
06-18-2007, 11:26 PM
It went off..I probably won't be updated until tommorow. This is really depressing. They will release names soon. =/

BabyPiglet
06-18-2007, 11:33 PM
It went off..I probably won't be updated until tommorow. This is really depressing. They will release names soon. =/
I'm here for you Jess.

EeyoreFan1
06-18-2007, 11:39 PM
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m250/Eeyorefan1/070618fire-1.jpg

That was about 7 o'clock this evening, it only got worse.

EeyoreFan1
06-18-2007, 11:40 PM
[Videos removed- sorry.]

SplshMtnLvr28
06-19-2007, 06:49 AM
I just heard about this on the news. Hope everything turns out ok for you. :hug:

VMK_MagicalLadee
06-19-2007, 07:06 AM
This is so bad, up here in ONTARIO, CANADA, we had it on our local news.

You should have seen me, as soon as the guy said firefighters, I screamed and ran downstairs.

EeyoreFan1
06-19-2007, 08:46 AM
:hug: I jist had Totprincess412's mom call me, (Nsalz) they had it on the news in New York! Wow, guys... Its so sad, my dad said he'd be at funerals all day Thursday and Friday. :sad2:

::Snow_White::
06-19-2007, 08:54 AM
It's on the news in Kansas too.

EeyoreFan1
06-19-2007, 09:03 AM
Golly. I've been getting phone calls all morning asking if my dad was okay. :hug:

PG Sweetie
06-19-2007, 09:07 AM
That is such tragedy. :'( But I'm glad your father is okay. It's an amazing thing what he does.

EeyoreFan1
06-19-2007, 09:11 AM
I have to give him that. ^

He wasn't even on call and he went in and helped.

DarlingDonald
06-19-2007, 09:17 AM
Jessie, again, I'm so sorry for the losses. It's all over CNN. That's broadcasted all over the nation. This is horrible. Jessie, if there's any way, could you please tell your dad that, we all thank him for what he did to help with this. And it's amazing how he just went out there when he wasn't even on call. That's a true american. And we thank him.

EeyoreFan1
06-19-2007, 09:26 AM
He read the thread.

DarlingDonald
06-19-2007, 09:30 AM
Jessie, your dad must be so upset. Loosing friends is one of the hardest things you can go through. He is in my prayers.

EeyoreFan1
06-19-2007, 09:32 AM
He said he will be at funerals all day Thursday and Friday. I bet they will close down a highway, and take the fireman in there caskets on a firetruck around the city. They normallyclose off a few miles worth of road. And this is huge.

DarlingDonald
06-19-2007, 09:35 AM
Oh. My. That's horrible. This whole city is horribly upset today. This is the worst thing to ever happen to our city.

HSMndLKfan92
06-19-2007, 09:41 AM
I decided to google this.
"Nine brave, heroic, courageous firefighters of the city have perished fighting fire in a most courageous and fearless manner, carrying out their duties."
- Mayor.

EeyoreFan1
06-19-2007, 09:47 AM
::yes::

EeyoreFan1
06-19-2007, 09:48 AM
9 dead. I still think there was one or two missing that they never found- but I may be wrong.

HSMndLKfan92
06-19-2007, 10:04 AM
Oh, wow. :(

bouncytigger22
06-19-2007, 10:15 AM
zi think i am crying.:sad2: Your dad is soo appreciated! He protects us....and many people die for us.(firemen). Thank your dad, and my prayers are with the families. PIXIE DUST!

StitchfansJr
06-19-2007, 11:32 AM
I'm so sorry! :hug: Prayers and pixie dust to the famlies.

HSMndLKfan92
06-19-2007, 12:26 PM
It's now a top story on AIM today. http://news.aol.com/topnews/articles/_a/charleston-fire/20070619012109990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001

AngienLuLu
06-19-2007, 12:41 PM
I sent you a PM. :hug:

EeyoreFan1
06-19-2007, 01:13 PM
Thank you angela. :hug:

I drove by the scene today. :sad2:

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m250/Eeyorefan1/0619071249b.jpg

AngienLuLu
06-19-2007, 01:19 PM
:hug: You're more than welcome.

EeyoreFan1
06-19-2007, 01:22 PM
The whole road that it happened on- every American Flag is at half-mast, and all of the firestations, people came by and put flowers all over the lawn.

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m250/Eeyorefan1/0619071239.jpg

"God Bless our firefighters and their families" ^

EeyoreFan1
06-19-2007, 02:11 PM
Oh god.. They just released the names of the 9 firefighters who died. One of them was one of my friend's dad!

DarlingDonald
06-19-2007, 02:13 PM
Fire swept through a furniture warehouse, collapsing its roof and killing nine firefighters inside -- the nation's deadliest single disaster for firefighters since the Sept. 11 terror attacks. - AOL News

::Snow_White::
06-19-2007, 02:20 PM
Oh god.. They just released the names of the 9 firefighters who died. One of them was one of my friend's dad!

Omg, I'm so sorry. :hug:

cheerchick
06-19-2007, 02:24 PM
Wow!! I'm so sorry. That must be a really hard thing to go through but stuff like this makes me respect fire fighters so much more. :hug:

EeyoreFan1
06-19-2007, 02:24 PM
I feel so bad for her. =/ That could have been my dad.

MyHappyEnding_
06-19-2007, 03:55 PM
I just saw this on the news. It's so sad.

pigletgirl
06-19-2007, 05:36 PM
I'm so sorry. :sad They didn't show it here on the news? Anyways, I'm very sorry.

Jasmine45
06-19-2007, 05:47 PM
:hug:
Prayers and Pxie dust

TOT_Princess_412
06-19-2007, 06:05 PM
:hug: Im here for you Jess. As you know Jess, I can not imagine that happening. I am so glad your dad was safe at home. This may sound really stupid of me but I did not realize how bad this was until I read the thread..It brought me to tears. If that ever happened and my dad had to go to that fire ( he is the fire chief) I do not know what I would do. Everyone down there in S.C. is in my thoughts and prayers.:hug:

VolleyballQt07
06-19-2007, 06:31 PM
Wow Jess. I am terribly sorry. Fires really suck and it sucks even worse when you know people in the fire. I'm glad your dad got out ok though! :hug:

BandGeek911
06-19-2007, 06:39 PM
Oh god.. They just released the names of the 9 firefighters who died. One of them was one of my friend's dad!


:sad:
I'm so sorry!!
:hug: :hug: :hug:
My prayers to her and her family.

I'm praying for the other firefighters and their families aswell!
:guilty: :hug: :hug: :hug:

EeyoreFan1
06-19-2007, 07:08 PM
:hug: My dads been on the phone ALL DAY. =/ People calling making sure he's alright.

HSMndLKfan92
06-19-2007, 07:11 PM
Oh god.. They just released the names of the 9 firefighters who died. One of them was one of my friend's dad!

Tell your friend, that I'm truly sorry.
:hug:

McBritIsBack
06-19-2007, 07:42 PM
Today at the belk, Kailey and I met an old friend. With him were two girls that we didn't know. Little did we know that their father had died too in the fire. Mr. Tom (our friend) told us that later. They didn't seem upset. Just normal ppl in the Belk.

HSMndLKfan92
06-19-2007, 08:43 PM
Normally people are composed in public, after they've lost a loved one.

EeyoreFan1
06-19-2007, 08:44 PM
Seriously...do you really expect them to walk around in public sobbing?

HSMndLKfan92
06-19-2007, 08:52 PM
I feel really bad for those girls, though.

EeyoreFan1
06-19-2007, 08:55 PM
Me too. Was one of the girls really short, and one really tall?

TinkerBelle2992
06-19-2007, 10:23 PM
It's been on the news here, too. That's so sad. Your dad is very lucky. Even though I hardly know you, if you wanna talk, I'm always here.

BabyPiglet
06-20-2007, 01:15 AM
Today at the belk, Kailey and I met an old friend. With him were two girls that we didn't know. Little did we know that their father had died too in the fire. Mr. Tom (our friend) told us that later. They didn't seem upset. Just normal ppl in the Belk.
Wow. Like Jaimie and Jess said, how were they supposed to be acting?

It was on our local news. I watched it this morning. :/

McBritIsBack
06-20-2007, 10:50 AM
No. I don't expect them to walk around sobbing. But, I know that if my dad died I wouldn't go shopping.

McBritIsBack
06-20-2007, 10:51 AM
Me too. Was one of the girls really short, and one really tall?

No, they were about the same. Looked like twins, I think.

HSMndLKfan92
06-20-2007, 10:55 AM
No. I don't expect them to walk around sobbing. But, I know that if my dad died I wouldn't go shopping.

Some people cope with loss differently. We're not all clones of eachother.

BabyPiglet
06-20-2007, 12:01 PM
How are you to judge them, Savannah?

PatriotsRule
06-20-2007, 12:50 PM
I heard about this a while ago. I remember thinking of a few people on here whose fathers are firefighters and wondering if they were effected. My love and prayers are going out to everyone involved. :hug: :grouphug:

BabyPiglet
06-20-2007, 01:59 PM
My cousins husband delivered to that furniture store many times. I just found this out.

:/

SCFIREMAN
06-24-2007, 10:19 AM
The City of Charleston FD has suffered a great loss by losing 9 Firefighters. Those men who served there city till the end did great things for there community in ther off duty lives as well. They will be missed, and remebered. The brotherhood of firefighters has shown its strength this week in its fallen brothers time of need. Firefighters from across the world have come to the lowcountry to show there support and lend a helping hand.

The community has been great in showing there support of the local FDs in the lowcountry and the City of Charleston. I was working at the City of Goose Creek FD yesterday and a little girl who was having a hard time w/ the loss of the Charleston 9 stopped by our firestation. Since we protect her and her family she wanted to stop by and say thank you. She handed me a thank you card and gave me a hug, that was her way of bringing herself closure. Our community has been very gratefull for our services and we appreciate your support.

Please do not forget our fallen brothers and remember to support your local FD.

EeyoreFan1
06-24-2007, 12:03 PM
:hug:

I knew quite a few of them. My dad's been at funerals all day yesterday, the day before, and he's even at one now..

TOT_Princess_412
06-24-2007, 01:26 PM
:hug:

I knew quite a few of them. My dad's been at funerals all day yesterday, the day before, and he's even at one now..

:hug:

tinkerbellblondie19
06-24-2007, 02:04 PM
Was this the fire down in Charleston, SC?

Pirate Me
06-24-2007, 03:43 PM
:hug:

SCFIREMAN
06-25-2007, 08:11 AM
Yes it was in Charleston SC

_tinkerbell_
06-25-2007, 10:09 AM
:hug:

I knew quite a few of them. My dad's been at funerals all day yesterday, the day before, and he's even at one now..


I'm sorry :hug:

EeyoreFan1
06-25-2007, 10:11 AM
It's ok. His last funeral was yesterday, I think.

tinkerbellblondie19
06-25-2007, 02:41 PM
Yes it was in Charleston SC

I live just outside of Charlotte, NC, and it's been all over the news since it happened.