By all rights, Hilltop Plaza should be nothing more than a pile of charred remains.
The fire that tragically ruined two businesses and killed dozens of animals could have, heck should have, been much worse.
When our reporter arrived minutes after the fire was called out, smoke was already billowing from the building’s rafters. Given that strip malls are rivaled in short burning time only by trailers, it appeared to be a goner.
But thanks for city and county firefighters, that isn’t the case.