May 30, 2013 | Volume 43, Number 21

Thanks for firefighters' quick response

We want to express our undying gratitude to the Haines Fire Department for its quick response to the fire we had early Thursday morning. I am thankful they are all safe, and so prompt and efficient, and we are especially fortunate to live across the street from Lutak Lumber, and always have their help. Haines is our home and we will die and be buried here, and are thankful we live in such a beautiful, caring place. We lost two shops and all the tools, which over time can be replaced. Thank you all again and God bless all of you.

George Ann and Leo Smith