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E. Texas elementary students thank firefighters who fought blaze near school

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SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Students and staff at Jackson Elementary in the Chapel Hill Independent School District wanted to show local firefighters just how much they appreciated their efforts during a fire in September.

Students showed their appreciation to the men and women of Jackson Heights Volunteer Fire Department by sharing poems, messages, thank-you cards, and hugs. Elementary students at each grade level chose what to give the firefighters. They may have each given something different, but each kid agreed that firefighters are true heroes.

"It is very hard to fight off fire in the woods, someone might get hurt. I love them and they always protect my family," said third grader Layton Ekwuruke.

The Jackson Heights Volunteer Fire Department Chief says it is nice to know that the students and the community care so much. He says it was very touching.

Fire crews contained a large blaze burning in the woods near the school back in September.

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