At about 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 4, two strangers saved my home and my next-door neighbor’s home on Arroyo Court from being destroyed by fire.
As they drove by, they saw my neighbor’s tool shed and gazebo fully engulfed in flames. They immediately called 911 and started pounding on our doors to alert us to what was happening. These two women, a mother and her adult daughter, manned my garden hose and helped me move the cars that were in the direct path of the flames. The firemen were able to put the fire out moments later only because of the heroic action of these two individuals, who I had never laid eyes on before.
When the dust settled and all was safe, I turned to thank them, but they had vanished into the night. If they are reading this letter, I hope they will come back and knock on my door (they certainly know where I live) so that I can shake their hands or hug them to properly thank them for their act of heroism with little regard for their own personal safety.
It goes without saying that my neighbors and I also thank the fine members of the Fairfield Fire Department for putting a quick end to what could have turned into a horrible nightmare.
Whatever salary these public servants are paid, it is definitely not enough.