Residents grateful

Praise directed towards firefighters and community during fire at The Rise

Regarding the terrible fire at The Rise August 14, we would like to thank all of the firefighters, forestry service personnel, support individuals, volunteers and bomber/helicopter pilots for doing a job that is both dangerous and difficult.

We cannot begin to express our thanks for saving our home, keeping everyone safe and containing the fire despite the changing wind conditions and extreme heat.

Thanks for the amazing and truly selfless job you did.

We would also like to thank the neighbours here at The Rise who went out of their way to help us in so many countless ways. We feel blessed to have moved into such a wonderful community.

Thanks to each and everyone of you.

Ed and Sharon Ertl

Vernon