On July 16, 2009, a brush fire broke out on (EDIT) in the open space, right next to (EDIT). The quick thinking of three concerned neighbors lead to the fire being kept from destroying the house. Neighbors came running from all directions with hoses to keep the fire adjacent to the home from encroaching on the lot. If you take a look at the area that burned, it came right up to the iron fence. One more foot and the lawn and shrubs would have been wiped out. This is a reminder to everyone to be on the lookout for fires all around the community. We were fortunate that we didn't lose any property or, more importantly, anyone's life. Keep a hose in your back and front yard hooked up to the faucet whenever possible. If keeping it attached will create a trip hazard, just leave the hose NEAR the faucet.
Get to know your neighbors. These brave women knew that the home that was in initial danger had at least one dog in it and that the owners were probably home. By banging on the door, they made the owners aware of the impending danger and gave them those few extra minutes that could have meant the difference between life or death. A very big THANK YOU to everyone who assisted in keeping the fire under control until the Fire Department got there. Once again, (EDIT) has proven that it is a GREAT place to live and that the PEOPLE are what make the difference!