Letter: Firefighters perform miracle to save Kennewick neighborhood

June 20, 2013 

On June 11th, our Hanson Park neighborhood was evacuated because of the huge fire that eventually burned more than 1,000 acres within a few hours. How the firefighters were able to prevent the wildfire from destroying a single home was a miracle!

More than 100 firefighters and 38 engines from around the Mid-Columbia, including Yakima and Walla Walla, rushed to southwest Kennewick to battle the wind-aided fire.

Police officers went door-to-door, evacuating the neighborhood, and directed traffic to ensure the safety of the residents.

Every person who I talked to about the fire mentioned the all-star efforts of the firefighters. It is appropriate to take a minute to say thanks to all of the firefighters and whomever else was involved in saving the neighborhood and possibly lives (humans and pets) as well.

SEAN BALL, Kennewick

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