And how did you spend your 24th of July? Four firemen spent theirs rescuing our canyon. Parties were happily celebrating in cabins all around. Suddenly a different kind of fireworks — a loud bang, a car horn blasting and flames covering the engine of a car.

For 43 minutes we had flames and wild smoke. Then, the huge, wonderfully obvious red fire engine. Someone had made it to a phone far down the canyon. Four men yanking a fat hose out of the front of the giant machine, turning 570 gallons onto the car.

The fire out. The end of fear.

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Emma Lou Warner Thayne

Salt Lake City