This past week, a residence on Jewell Road in Pipe Creek was badly burned. As one of the first neighbors on the scene, I watched as the Pipe Creek Volunteer Fire Department arrived and began to attack the raging fire. From my vantage point, I observed firefighters who were professional in every way as they worked together and extinguished the fire. They were both efficient and effective as they functioned as a team. The community of Pipe Creek is indeed fortunate and blessed to have these firefighters dedicated to protecting our property and lives.