Most of the time at night, it is so quiet in the house that you can hear a pin drop. I hear every tiny squeak and creak inside of the house. My closest neighbor is down the street. I don’t have any neighbors that are close to my home. When the neighbors have a loud party, sometimes I can hear the music. It’s nice to have some distance between the houses. I would never want to live in a neighborhood where my neighbor and I can look out the window and talk to each other. That is way too close in my opinion. Since it is unusual for me to hear any noises coming from my neighbor, it was very odd for me to get woken up in the middle of the night. I heard screaming and yelling. I quickly got out of bed and looked out the window. My neighbor’s house was on fire. I got into my car and drove down there as quickly as I could. I wanted to lend any assistance if necessary. A fire truck pulled into the property right before I arrived. They started dousing the entire house with water. The neighbors got out of the house in time and so did all of the kids and the animals. No lives were lost during the fire, but the flames took out half of the house. The fire was caused by a short in the furnace wires. The furnace fire could have been deadly. Furnace fires are a huge problem in this part of the country. Everyone relies on their furnace during this time of the year and fires can happen from time to time.