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Photo by John Carr
Emergency responders assist a group of men displaced by a fire Friday, July 11, west of Veterans Park in Brighton.
Column: Beyond the blaze, issue of homelessness needs to be confronted

 A fire isn't always front-page news for a weekly community newspaper. This week it was in Brighton.

It might come as something of a surprise to some readers as of late, with the controversy of drilling operations propping up just outside the city limits and the burgeoning campaign for the local school district to seek a bond and mill-levy measure on the November ballot. This wasn't the big, flashy story you usually see out front, despite the dramatic photos of the flames taken by John Carr certainly telling a story of a forceful blaze.