'Sorry': Heroic firefighter's 'touching' note after saving home

Josh Dutton
·News Reporter
·2-min read

A heroic firefighter has been praised for leaving a “touching” note after saving a home.

Fire crews have spent weeks battling wildfires in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming in the US since they erupted on October 14.

Daniel Stones, a resident of Meeker, in northwest Colorado, recently had his home come under threat from the East Troublesome Fire.

But firefighters managed to save it.

Smoke from wildfires rises in the background near Granby, Colorado.
Smoke billows from fires near the Colorado town of Granby. Source: AAP

On Twitter, Mr Stones called the crew “superheroes” and shared a note the crew left behind.

“If this note finds you we must have done something right,” the crew wrote.

“Sorry for the loss of your shed and we had to cut a little of your wood fence to save your house. Things got really hot.

“We stayed as long as possible.”

Mr Stones was full of praise for the firies who saved his home.

“We got your note. Inside the burn line and saved,” he tweeted.

“Forever in your debt and with tears of gratitude. You are truly superheroes. Words do no justice. Thank you.”

Mr Stones added he plans on keeping the note in his house.

“It'll be in our family for generations,” he tweeted.

Other people echoed Mr Stones’s sentiments including Colorado Governor Jared Polis who called the note “touching”.

“Thank you to all the brave firefighters who are working hard to protect homes from the wildfires,” he tweeted.

A woman tweeted “after days of horror” the note was “heartwarming” to see.

“These are my heroes. No question,” another woman tweeted.

A firefighter is silhouetted as Cameron Peak Fire, the largest wildfire in Colorado's history, burns outside Drake, Colorado, US.
A firefighter battles the Cameron Peak Fire. Source: Reuters

According to NASA Earth Observatory, recent snowfall has slowed the spread of the fire. It’s already burnt 80,000 hectares.

Unfortunately, fallen trees and other debris is still expected to burn.

“US Forest Service officials estimate East Troublesome and Cameron Peak will be fully contained by early November,” NASA said.

Grand County Sheriff Brett Schroetlin told reporters on Tuesday investigators have determined about 100 homes have been destroyed but they are still going through wreckage.

There are fears that number could grow to up to 400.

A fire rips through Colorado forest.
Hundreds of homes have been destroyed in the blazes. Source: CBS

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