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Wildfire heroes honored

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Randall County Judge Ernie Houdashell Randall County Judge Ernie Houdashell

Elise Preston
NewsChannel 10

CANYON, TX - Randall County Commissioners pass a resolution honoring all the emergency responders who helped with last week's disastrous wildfires.

In a heartfelt commissioner's court meeting, area officials thanked all the citizens who put their lives at risk to stop roaring flames and billowing smoke that threatened homes and lives in Timbercreek, Lake Tanglewood and the Palisades areas.

"This is something that could happen again this week. these people were down there fighting an impossible fire with limited resources and they pulled it off. We lost some homes, but we could have lost everything down there." said Randall County Judge Ernie Houdashell

County Judge Houdashell stresses the importance of these emergency responders being volunteers.

About 30 Randall County families are without homes, but without those volunteers, county officials say even more families would be homeless.