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I was asked to share this thank you to the community from the Perry Township Fire Dept and I am more than glad to do it. We report a lot of bad things here on EvansvilleWatch, but in this case the good in people is highlighted! Perry Township Fire Department was dispatched to a residential house fire on Trillium Way on Wednesday afternoon, July 4th. The air temperature was 103F and the heat index was 106F at the time they were sent. When they arrived, flames were shooting from the roof of the residence. This call turned into a 3-alarm fire with multiple agencies responding to assist Perry Township firefighters. The neighborhood and community surrounding the fire scene stepped up to assist firefighters in the extreme heat and humidity. Their efforts did not go unnoticed. Here is the thank-you from Lt. Chris Gibson with Perry Township Fire Department.
A thank you to the westside community from the Perry Township Fire Department:
Perry Twp Fire Dept greatly appreciated all the help from the westside community during yesterday's fire. The community raised the bar and endured the heat to provide firefighters with water, Gatorade, chilled towels, ice and countless other things. The news reported one firefighter did go to the hospital because of heat exhaustion, but there is no telling how many others were kept out of the hospital because of the help. They gave us yet another reason to call the people of Perry Township our heroes.
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