Dear Editor,

We are grateful to the brave firefighters who worked so hard to contain the fire on Orwigsburg Street, Tamaqua, preventing it from spreading to other houses. A special thanks to Officer Weaver and John Heffelfinger for their bravery.

Thank you to the many friends in the South Ward who called to express their concern for my son and for our loss. The houses still contained many things of value.

Proud wife of a World War II veteran,

Joan I. Wassel