Editor:

I just wanted to thank the San Juan County Fire Department Volunteer Firefighters and Personnel and the Navajo Hotshots for battling the brush fire in the Hogback area, Monday afternoon and evening. We are very fortunate to have men and women who are brave and step up to fight a fire with over 40 mph gusting winds. Thank you for keeping the fire from jumping the highway or burning any homes down. We are very lucky to have you. A big heartfelt "THANK YOU" for being there when we needed you and I would also like to thank Tse' Da' Kaan' Chapter House for housing the Hotshots that night.

MALINDA NOTAH

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