Mariposa Thanks Firefighters

September 2, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
During the Mariposa County Fair, dozens of people took time to thank firefighters who saved their homes last month.The Telegraph Fire burned several homes and outbuildings. So as a way of showing appreciation, all firefighters could attend the Mariposa County Fair for free.

Fair-goers also gave money to a relief fund for fire victims like Lonnie and Brenda Richards who lost two homes. "It's just a day off for everybody just to thank god for what we do have and hope for the best," said Lonnie Richards.

"You see old friends, you're happy, you kind of forget about what happened," said Brenda Richards.

Hundreds of fairgoers also stopped by this Cal-fire display that explained how to clear brush around your home.



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