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September 20, 2007
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State officials have handed the Charleston (S.C.) Fire Department four citations for violating firefighter safety, the Associated Press reports.

The South Carolina state OSHA cited the department for one willful violation involving firefighter safety and three serious violations for firefighters on the scene not wearing full protective gear.

OSHA's report on the June 18th fire at the Sofa Super Store was released Thursday.

The Sofa Super Store was also cited for locked or improperly working exit and fire doors.

Nine firefighters died in the blaze. OSHA officials say the violations will result in monetary fines.

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