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"It's gonna blow!!!"
— Charlie notices the unstable boiler.
Charlie was a Raccoon City Fire Department (RFD) firefighter who assisted the Raccoon Police Department (RPD) with the evacuation of civilians inside the Apple Inn and its surrounding area. As he and fellow firefighter, Len, scoured the boiler room for survivors, the poorly maintained boiler exploded, killing them both as they tried to escape.
The survivors discovered their corpses as Danny, another RFD firefighter, attempted to re-establish contact with the pair via his tactical radio.