Saving a Neighborhood: Thank You, Firefighters
From volunteers to professionals to the inmate crews that put out the last spark, the firefighters who jumped on the flames that swallowed a structure in Redway yesterday helped save a town. A hundred years ago a blaze like that on a warm and windy day could chew through entire neighborhoods. Yesterday only one structure was lost.
Supervisor Estelle Fennell wrote, “Thanks to #MeasureZ funding, firefighters were able to get into the middle of the toxic smoke to break down and separate the burning ruins in order to stop the fire from spreading.” (See here for more on the fire including photos and video.)
Kim Sallaway, a local photographer was on the scene and shared the sweat, the work and the camaraderie he saw with us. Take a moment and thank a firefighter today in person if possible but in the comment section works, too. (See more of his work here.)
Note: we also want to thank the local people who rushed in to help the injured elderly resident. Thank you.