Charleston Sofa Super Store Fire
Approximate reading time: 2 Hours
Approximate online time: 1 Hour
A fire occurred on the evening of June 18, 2007, in the Sofa Super Store in Charleston, SC that resulted in the deaths of nine fire fighters. NIST analyzed the fire ground, consulted with other experts, and performed computer simulations of fire growth alternatives. This program focuses on the fire analysis portion of the NIST technical investigation. Recommendations based on NIST’s simulation of events are also presented.