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Rather focus on firefighters than fire starters


To the Editor:

This letter could be all about the unfair loss that my wife and I have experienced because of the careless people that started the Horse Thief wild fire that caused the Wishram evacuation, but it isn’t. It is about our brave volunteer fire fighters that risked their lives and equipment to save our animals and our new home.

Fire District 11 today has a two-tone fire truck scorched on one side, from defending our home. We especially wish to honor the volunteer firefighters who defended our home. Wishram firefighters with two brush trucks and a tanker truck and the District 7 firefighters with two engines encircled our home, saving it from certain destruction. Bob Lorkowski...

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