- Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 19:59
- Written by Gwendolyn Gall
They called it a "3-alarm fire" and sent at least seven firetrucks to 126 and 128 Hopewell Avenue on Saturday, July 14, 2012. It took the first trucks about 15 minutes to get there—eventually there were dozens of firefighters battling a blaze that spread so quickly through 128 and then 126 Hopewell that firefighters had their work cut out for them. In the end, despite firefighters working all night, both houses were completely destroyed.
There were still firefighters dousing smoking roots on 128's front lawn the next afternoon. Though they were not successful at saving the properties, it was obvious to onlookers that firefighters did their utmost under desperately dry conditions.
Gwendolyn Gall and Greg Reilly were there and got plenty of action shots of the firefighters at work, which we've put together in a photo gallery for the appreciation of these dedicated workers: we're calling them Hopewell's Heroes.