By Brett J. Phelps
Las Vegas Optic
At about 4 a.m. on Feb. 10, 2011, the Las Vegas Fire Department received a call about a “fully engulfed structure” on Church Street.
Fireman Julian Lopez, 24, had no idea that within minutes he would be pulling a fellow firefighter to safety from the inferno.
Lopez was recently awarded a Medal of Valor — the LVFD’s second-highest honor — for the courage he showed during that frigid early morning of the Church Street blaze.