RECOGNIZING THOSE AFFECTED BY THE EASTPOINT FIRE
(House of Representatives - June 27, 2018)

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[Congressional Record Volume 164, Number 108 (Wednesday, June 27, 2018)]
[Page H5758]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




            RECOGNIZING THOSE AFFECTED BY THE EASTPOINT FIRE

  (Mr. DUNN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. DUNN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the hardworking 
people of Eastpoint, Florida, who lost their homes, their belongings, 
and even their livelihoods to a devastating fire this week.
  This past weekend a fire broke out in Franklin County, which 
destroyed more than 40 homes and almost 1,000 acres. My heart goes out 
to those whose lives have been forever changed by this horrible and 
unexpected wildfire. My office stands ready to assist them in any way 
we can.
  Thank you to all of our first responders, volunteer firefighters, and 
local law enforcement for your heroic efforts in containing this blaze. 
Your quick actions saved many lives.
  Thank you also to Franklin County Sheriff, A. J. ``Tony'' Smith, 
Franklin County Emergency Management Director Pam Brownell, local 
community leaders, the Salvation Army, and the American Red Cross, all 
of whom stepped up and provided aid and comfort to those who need it 
the most.
  Mr. Speaker, please join me in praying for the victims and their 
families during this time of loss.

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