I would like to clarify a quotation in the article, "Southland Battered by 80-M.P.H. Wind Gusts" (Jan. 13), which said "the firemen just stood there and said, 'Jesus Christ. . . ,' " This does not accurately portray their attitude nor their behavior. In contrast, they acted immediately to prevent further damage to my home and to eliminate potential fire hazards.
In brief, for the 15 years that I have dwelt in this hillside area, with its potential fire hazards, I have always found the actions and behavior of our firemen commendable and above reproach. For this I was and am most grateful. GLENDA FOWLER Evadale Drive Residents Assn. Los Angeles