The tragedy has touched the Webster community in so many ways. Two fire fighters lost their lives, two others were hurt, and several lost their homes, "I grew up on Lake Road and you just don't ever think of something like that happening here," said Sarah King, at Wednesday night's vigil. Danny Barry, who organized the vigil explained, "this is our home, this is where our business is, this is where we're raising our kids, and we live here, and so we've had so many nice people come in the doors and you find out a lot of them are people who put their life on the line for the community and it was the least we could do, doing this for them."
Huddled together, the crowd quietly watched the members of the West Webster Fire Department drive off.
At Wednesday night's vigil Chief Akins said firefighting is like a brotherhood and the West Webster department has received condolences from across the globe.