October 12, 2020
More than a year after a devastating group home fire, some Twin Cities businesses are stepping up to build a better home.
Last year a fire broke out on the 2700 block of Ensign Avenue in New Hope. Three people with special needs were left homeless.
“We heard a loud sound in the garage and when I went there, there was a fire,” said Adventor Trye.
Once a week, Trye would show up at a group home to help a special needs resident named Ken. During a June morning last year, a fire spread from the garage to the house. Adventor heroically got Ken outside safely, as flames and smoke took over.
“My car was over here. Fire already got to it,” Trye said.
But afterwards, all Trye could think about was that the men living there had just lost everything.