Thursday, February 21, 2008

Cooperation in the face of tragedy

An overnight fire destroyed Victoria's Nautical Inn in uptown Kenosha.

The raging fire caused the roof of the old building to collapse but, fortunately, there was no loss of life.

Also fortunate is the cooperation neighboring fire departments provided. This mutual assistance is critical in an emergency.

I also can't help but note that the fire scene was a stone's throw from the uptown fire station, one of the fire stations the city administration wants to close and relocate.

Remember last month's tornado on the city's north side? What if the northside fire station had been closed as proposed?

It's a shame that tragedy has to illustrate folly but, in this case, it's a good idea that it did so while the ending can still be happy.

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