Photo by Johnny P. KempHemet Fire Department’s Truck 1, with its ladder extended, responded to a structure fire at Applebee’s restaurant. Hemet Fire Chief Scott Brown explained that two ladder trucks are needed at a fire to ensure firefighters have egress when firefighters attack from the roof. ■ By Mary Ann Morris / Editor A fire at the Hemet Applebee’s restaurant at the corner of Florida Avenue and Kirby Street was quickly extinguished by members of the Hemet Fire Department. The Jan. 30 fire began late afternoon in the walls near the restaurant’s attic. Firefighters were able to douse the blaze before it spread to other parts of the building. “At

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