Fire Damages Home of Fallen SC Firefighter

Charleston (SC) fire crews responded Monday to a fire at the house of one of the firefighters killed in 2007 Sofa Super Store fire.

Firefighters responded at around 7:00 p.m. to a fire at the home owned by the widow of Fire Captain Mike Benke. The home was rendered uninhabitable, according to a report from WCBD (, and a dog was killed. No one was inside the home at the time of the fire.

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Benke was one of the nine firefighters killed in Sofa Super Store fire in 2007. For more on this tragic incident, consider Charleston Sofa Super Store : An Unfiltered Perspective, NIST Releases Study on Charleston (SC) Sofa Super Store Fire, and Read the Charleston Sofa Super Store report.