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Monday, fire heavily damaged a West Ashley house occupied by family of late Fire Capt. Mike Benke, who died in Sofa Superstore fire.
No one was inside at the time, but a family dog was killed.
News 2 talked with Charleston Fire Marshall Mike Julazadeh. He says the home was not destroyed, but it is not habitable.
“The call came in at 6:26pm. Crews did arrive to find fire venting out from the front and the side of the structure. They made a very quick attack and were able to contain the fire to the front quadrant of the house,” said Julazadeh.
The fire hit close to home and Julazadeh said it will be important for crews to lean on each other.
“I think it’s very important to realize the fire department is a very close knit family and when something like this happens it probably hits hard, hits close to home and it’s important for firefighters to band together and work through this and take care of family and take care of themselves,” said Julazadeh.
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