Several Marigold Drive residents have lost their homes, their possessions and their family treasures. Many of those actual items in the houses cannot be replaced but their images may remain in the minds of the owners from this day forward until time erases those memories.
The community members can identify with the losses that the residents suffered. The Fairfield firefighters, as I understand, followed the procedures and stayed ahead of the fire so that the fire did not move ahead of the firefighters. To stay one step ahead of danger rather than to fall one step behind the danger represents a wise decision. To fall behind the raging fire would have created a possibility for more houses in that neighborhood to burn.
My cousin owns a house in that neighborhood and that house still stands, without harm, because of the expert firefighting techniques the firefighters used. I appreciate the skills the firefighters exhibited. I am thankful that no more homes were lost or damaged.