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[Prayers needed : near Charleston, South Carolina] Several Firefighters Missing At West Ashley Fire
WCSC.com ^ | 18 Jun 2007

Posted on 06/18/2007 10:22:48 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult

The search is underway for as many as seven missing firefighters at the scene of a West Ashley fire. Charleston Mayor Joe Riley told reporters that several firefighters from three different local agencies were unaccounted for after the Sofa Superstore collapsed, but provided no further details.

The fire broke out late Monday afternoon, shutting down part of Highway 17 near Wappoo Road. Flames were spotted shooting from the roof and thick black smoke billowed into the sky and could be seen as far away as James Island.

Local residents and bystanders attempted to assist firefighters contain the fire. Some moved hoses and directed traffic. A man who lived behind the building tried to help fight the fire with a garden hose.

One of the witnesses told Live 5 News that he was about thirty yards away from the building when it collapsed and said that the building appeared to just sink to the ground.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: charleston; firefighters; firemen; hope; missing; prayer; tragedy
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Still no as updates of this moment. I hope and pray they're all OK.

I bought my computer desk there. Was only a couple of blocks away as the fire was happening. Will update if anything new occurs.

1 posted on 06/18/2007 10:22:53 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

This is in the Charleston, South Carolina area.


2 posted on 06/18/2007 10:25:18 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
This fire started somewhere between 5:00 and 6:00 PM. The odd thing I noticed about the fire was while it was burning, I saw no white smoke meaning no appreciable quantity of water was put on the fire. Just one dark cloud. As of this moment the road is still closed ( Highway 17, Savannah Highway ). The reason the firemen were in a building that was easy to evacuate ( from what I know ) is that there are several residences and a gas station very close. No reports of non firefighter casualties.
3 posted on 06/18/2007 10:44:52 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: trussell; Salvation; Brad's Gramma; Cindy; Hillarys Gate Cult
Prayers extended for the seven missing firemen and for their families.

4 posted on 06/18/2007 10:47:04 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult; bd476; Texas Termite; manna; Okies love Dubya 2; Fawnn; Harmless Teddy Bear; ..

Logan’s Prayer Warriors, PLEASE pray for these firemen, their families, and their co-workers!!!


5 posted on 06/18/2007 10:47:16 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (See HiJinx's tag line....then DO it!!!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Thank you for pinging Logan's Prayer Warriors, Brad's Gramma.

Prayer Bump!

6 posted on 06/18/2007 10:54:30 PM PDT by bd476
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To: BurbankKarl; Hillarys Gate Cult
Karl, do you have any information on firefighting in Charleston, South Carolina?

7 posted on 06/18/2007 10:56:35 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult; 4woodenboats; abletruth; Accountable One; Aeronaut; AKA Elena; Alamo-Girl; ...
Prayer ping.

Please post your replies to Hillarys Gate Cult


Please know that I am praying. May God provide protection and comfort as needed. God knows where those firefighters are! I pray he leads the searchers to them.  

Blessings,
trussell


If you want on/off my prayer ping list, please let me know. All requests happily honored.

8 posted on 06/18/2007 10:58:28 PM PDT by trussell
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To: bd476

I will pray for them bd476.


9 posted on 06/18/2007 10:58:58 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Prayer bump.


10 posted on 06/18/2007 11:01:54 PM PDT by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Oh Dear Lord, I pray that they are found and safe!


11 posted on 06/18/2007 11:01:54 PM PDT by Ros42
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Courtesy of WCBD-TV/Clickon2.com


Courtesy of WCBD-TV/Clickon2.com
12 posted on 06/18/2007 11:03:26 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Cindy
Thank you, Cindy.

13 posted on 06/18/2007 11:05:05 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Cindy
Last update ( secondhand ) is that the authorities were notifying next of kin. They said that it was hard to get water on the fire as cars were driving over the hoses that were stretched across the road ( four lane artery ). News reported that rescue personnel will probably be removing bodies all night.
14 posted on 06/18/2007 11:06:11 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult; All
Update: The bodies of four firefighters had been located, and a search was underway for three others, sources said.

More here: Firehouse.com

15 posted on 06/18/2007 11:07:11 PM PDT by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Prayers for the firefighters and for any victims.


16 posted on 06/18/2007 11:07:50 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I’m very, very sorry to hear that Hillary’s Gate Cult, but I will continue to pray for the families, too.

Thank you for the update.


17 posted on 06/18/2007 11:07:57 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy
2 firefighters were injured and sent to the hospital, one has been released. One employee had minor injuries. Several departments responded.
18 posted on 06/18/2007 11:16:44 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Tears up

Brother, when you weep for me,
Remember that it was meant to be.

Lay me down and when you leave,
Remember I’ll be at your sleeve.

In every dark and choking hall,
I’ll be there as you slowly crawl.

On every roof in driving snow,
I’ll hold your coat, and you will know.

The house from which I now respond,
Is overstaffed with heroes gone.

Men who answered one last bell,
Did the job and did it well.

As firefighters we understand,
That death’s card dealt in our hand.

A card we hope we never play,
But one we hold there anyway.

That card is something we ignore,
As we crawl across a weakened floor.

For we know that we’re the only prayer,
For anyone that might be there.

So remember as you wipe your tears,
The joy I knew throughout the years.

As I did the job I loved to do,
I pray that thought will see you through.

19 posted on 06/18/2007 11:19:15 PM PDT by Species8472 (We will never Forget !)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

THANK YOU for that update.


20 posted on 06/18/2007 11:29:44 PM PDT by Cindy
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