On the afternoon of Aug. 2, we had 400 gallons of propane catch on fire in the woods next to our house. The fire burned tree tops and melted shutters but gratefully no one was hurt. The response of our Fairfax Fire and Rescue was rapid and exceptional. At one point there were 8 fire trucks (all of which would have been needed if the woods had been dry and a tinderbox) and 2 rescue vans. One cannot overpraise these professionals. I write this letter of praise and affirmation with a grateful heart.