Our neighbor across the street shared these photos with us. He took them during the fire. Even after a coupld of months they still make me feel a little weepy and sick to my stomach.
A fellow dispatcher who works in Belleville (where we live) told me that the first unit arrived on scene just 2 minutes from the time of dispatch. I really believe that having a (full time) fire station just a couple blocks away made a huge difference in saving our home. I am very thankful for the fast response of the Belleville Fire Department.