Wilmington honors three firefighters lost in the line of duty last year

A special ceremony took place in Wilmington on Monday honoring three firefighters who lost their lives a year ago.

Captain Christopher Leach, Lieutenant Jerry Fickes Jr. and Lieutenant Ardythe Hope died battling a house fire.

In their memory, Wilmington's mayor has declared September 24 a Day of Remembrance throughout the city. Three bronze plaques were also unveiled.

They will be at the three fire stations where the firefighters were assigned.

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