I am from the Valley, grew up in Holtville and lived in Imperial for awhile. I now live near Mariposa. I just want to say thank you to the families and friends of these firefighters and to the firefighters mostly.
At my house there was smoke from the fires at Bass Lake and Mariposa area. The efforts of all the people fighting these fires are allowing me to stay in my home and be safe. I will smell the smoke and be thankful and praying for the ones fighting the fires.