A touching gesture from Germany left the Ventura County Fire Department smiling after they received several thank you cards from high school English class students.
The cards from the German students thanked them for their efforts in fighting the Thomas Fire, one of the worst fires in California's history. The firefighters shared photos of the cards on Facebook and said that the students watched the devastating fire enfold on live TV.
The post went on to explain how the student's English teacher thought it would be a good way to practice their skills while thanking them at the same time.
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Ventura County Fire Department posted on Facebook, "We are humbled to have received these thanks all the way from Germany." They also left a German translation of the gratitude meaning, "thank you very much to our German friends for everything."
The Thomas Fire is considered the largest fire in the state's modern history burning 281,893 and destroying 1,063 structures in both Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Most of the destroyed buildings were previously occupied homes evacuated under mandatory orders.
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