Photos courtesy of J.
Apparently, this morning, the little religious icon store at 537 Court Street, close to Ninth Street burned down. I heard the fire trucks, but didn't realize that the fire was so close. Neighborhood dad and photographer J. took the photos above and sent the following report.
4 people were injured, one looked worse then the rest (really bad) they were taken to the hospital. The fire broke out around 7:30am before kids (including my daughter) arrived next door at Choo Choo train day care. The schoo; closed for the day and should re-open on Monday. There were at least 5 fire trucks and as ussual, the fireman saved the day - coming out of the store covered in Smokey chard dirt and debris. I am a professional phonographer and was moved by the melted iconography.
Thank goodness the fire didn't spread and the children are all right. Lets hope the adults in the fire pull through.
Thanks for the report and the use of your photos, J. After this horrific morning, take your daughter to Carroll Park and enjoy the day.