Thank you to the brave Teamsters employed at the Larch Corrections Center (LCC) who are risking their lives to fight forest fires currently burning across the State.

Local 117 members are leading crews of dozens of inmates, as they battle an 18-acre fire on Mount Si in North Bend.  

The Snoqualmie Valley Record reports that more than half the firefighters, about 50 of them, are inmates at LCC. The Seattle Times has also reported on the blaze.  

It's amazing when you consider that the State actually considering closing Larch just a few years ago.  What were they thinking?