Quick-thinking fire team
Dear Editor:Your story was right on (“Lightning sparks two midvalley wildfires,” July 20).My wife and I were eyewitnesses to the Missouri Heights fire and the work of the fire department. We are house sitting in a friends’ cabin in the Panorama area – the cabin, as well as two other structures on the property, being located no more than 100 yards south of where fire started just across the county road. With a strong north wind, the fire could have jumped the road easily if Carbondale rural fire truck hadn’t arrived so quickly. We had just gotten in our car ready to evacuate.So I know firsthand and commend the foresight of the fire chief to have trucks on patrol and compliment the fine work of his crews and those of Basalt Fire-Rescue. The midvalley community is lucky to have their dedication and professionalism.Geoffrey Platt Jr.Garrison, N.Y.
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