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First responders recognized on anniversary of Pine Haven fire

Pine Haven Mayor Karla Brandenburg and council recognized first responders at last Tuesday night's meeting with handshakes and smiles.

Council members positioned themselves in a standing room only chamber as firemen and EMTs came forward as their names were called according to their years in service.

"A year ago," Brandenburg espoused, "Last year, we only had eight to ten fire fighters; today, we are up to 20 firefighters and we thank all of you."

June 16 was "the first anniversary of the big fire we had here in town", the mayor reminisced on last summer's close call.

"Not only did our volunte...