Firefighters praised by community they protected

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. – The heroic efforts of firefighters during the intense moments of last week’s firestorms has the community coming out with ways of thanking them.

Residents in neighborhoods where the fires came within feet of destroying their homes have posted their gratitude to the men and women in large signs.


A local restaurant is joining the community and giving their customers the opportunity to pick up the tab for firefighters.

Whether it’s for food or drinks, customers can donate money to the “Firefighter’s Tab” at Plan 9 Alehouse at 155 E. Grand Avenue in Escondido up until May 31.