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LETTER: Members of the public put out the Nelson grass fire

From reader Chris Sturtevant

Re: “Nelson grass fire extinguished” (Sept. 8)

I would like to clarify a bit on the article regarding the grass fire on Government Road. My partner and I were second on scene. While there was initially three of us, several more cars stopped and about five or six more people got involved. This included a homeless fellow camped nearby. There were four people working on the fire, my partner directing traffic, and others speaking with emergency personnel. Luckily a woman drove by with a fire extinguisher or this would have been a lot worse. Most people left (included us) before the fire department showed up. So thanks to the vigilant people who stopped and helped put out this fire. And shame on whoever carelessly started it.

Chris Sturtevant

Nelson

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