When it seems like the entire state is on fire, it’s only natural that people want to show their support to the firefighters working to keep the flames at bay.

Christie Shaw of the Oregon Department of Forestry said simple thank-yous are often enough. Personnel working on the Wilson Prairie fire in south Morrow County have mentioned community members and tourists thanking them at a local restaurant, and crews on large wildfires will often see hand-written signs posted in communities thanking them for their service.

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