I would like to thank our local fire departments that responded to the fire at the Laurel Hills Townhouses Monday, Sept. 17. They were there in minutes, extremely organized and so considerate of those who lost everything and to those who were afraid. Through their quick action and expertise they were able to prevent the fire from spreading to the attached units. There were five companies that responded. It was amazing to see them all work as a team.
The Red Cross arrived at the scene. They were kind and helpful. They stayed until all the needs were met; seeing to housing for the affected, basic needs, clothes, etc. Thank you again, our heroes.
Maureen K. Williams — Franklin, N.C.