The call was at Alice’s store.
That’s why the address was so familiar.
I could see the mere hint of flames in the window. It was still contained, thankfully. Garrett and I barked out orders, wanting to put an end to this fire, quickly and with as little damage as possible. Alice would be heartbroken if anything happened to her store. She was so proud of it. I broke open the front door and strode inside. I knew the store would be empty. In theory. Alice and her employees didn’t normally show up until after nine for their ten o’clock opening. However, it didn’t stop me from shouting, “Fire department! Call out!”
Habits die hard.
I heard a weak, “Help!” in the back. Confused as to why there was someone in the store, I nodded to Ben, walking quickly to the rear of my sister’s store.