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Getting back to normal: West Street fire two years on
12:00pm Saturday 26th October 2013 in Harwich and Manningtree News
ON December 7 2011 Roger Hamer watched in horror as his house was engulfed with flames.
He and his wife Lavinia were left homeless by the blaze which gutted five Georgian homes in West Street in Harwich just two weeks before Christmas.
The fire in the terraced houses left families with just the clothes they were wearing.
Rose Builders completed the restoration of the historical properties last month.
Mr and Mrs Hamer have lived in the street since 1997 and have now begun the process of moving back into their home.
Mr Hamer said: "It is quite strange because in one sense it is like moving into a brand new house."
Full two page story in this week's Standard.