I cannot say this enough, so I’ll repeat myself gladly.
The heroes who answered the call in California can all but declare they have accomplished their mission: The deadly Camp Fire is now 100 percent contained.
Those heroes happen to be the firefighters who risked their lives trying to save the lives and property of others. They battled the deadliest fire in state history. They report now that they have surrounded the blaze and have been able to contain it. Yes, it’s still burning, but now the firefighters can continue their work to extinguish the blaze.
Texas firefighters hustled out west to help their California colleagues. Indeed, firefighters from several states rushed to aid the beleaguered heroes in California. This is what they do. They rush courageously into the flames, working day and night to quell the inferno. This longtime Texas resident is proud of the contributions made by my fellow Texans to aid those stricken by this horrifying event.
They are heroes. Each of them perform heroic deeds. I am so proud of them and the service they deliver to those who need it in the most desperate conditions imaginable.
Roughly 14,000 homes have gone up in flames. Many thousands of people are going to rebuild their lives, either where their homes were incinerated or somewhere else. Our prayers go out to them.
The Camp Fire, to be sure, is just one of several fires burning in California. This one is the largest. It needs to be quelled for keeps, but the heroes have at least cleared a major hurdle by surrounding the fire. It’s contained.
Thank you so much for the heroism you have displayed.