BASALT, Colo. — Firefighters battling the Lake Christine Fire got a special treat Friday when Neil Diamond stopped by to perform “Sweet Caroline” and other songs for them.
Diamond and his wife came by an Incident Command Post to meet and thank the firefighters who have been fighting the blaze, which was estimated at 12,588 acres Sunday evening. The fire is 82 percent contained.
In a separate video, he points a finger at the firefighters.
“Now, you have to save my house,” he said.
Diamond has lived in the area for about 20 years.
He said he wanted to thank the firefighters for coming to the area and lifting the heaviness in the community members’ hearts.
“We know the cavalry is here,” he said in the video. “We say thank you of each of you.”
Watch the video of the impromptu concert here.