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Fallen firefighters memorialized (photo)

By Staff reports
Kenny Kemp
As Alisha Samples (right), a Charleston Fire Department paramedic, reads the names of the seven firefighters killed in the Woolworth Department Store fire on Capitol Street 64 years ago Monday, firefighter S.E. Holmes rings a bell after each name. The firefighters were killed battling the downtown Charleston blaze on March 4, 1949.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Charleston Fire Department commemorated the seven firefighters killed in the Woolworth Department Store fire on Capitol Street 64 years ago Monday. The firefighters were killed battling the downtown Charleston blaze on March 4, 1949.

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