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89. The Fire
George owned a house near the woods. He
three neighbors. They all had big, beautiful houses.
loved their small neighborhood because it was near
woods. It was not near traffic, noise, or
city. Many birds and other animals lived in
woods. One day George drove home in a
truck. A water truck holds a lot of
. George thought the water truck would save the
from fires. The water truck held 2,000 gallons
water. It cost $50,000. “That’s a lot of
. But if it saves our homes from a
, it’s worth every penny,” he told his neighbors.
all agreed with him. One year later, the
were on fire. George sprayed water on all
houses. They could not catch on fire because
were so wet. George saved all the houses
his water truck. His neighbors said he was
. They thanked him for saving their homes. They
a big party for George. They gave him
red fireman’s hat.