It is so easy for most of us to take for granted our City Fire Departments and the trained Volunteers that operate them. But when you see flames coming out of the windows of a neighborhood house, and smoke coming out of the roof, you begin to really appreciate seeing firemen on the scene. This was the situation yesterday when passerby’s observed smoke and called the alarm. While many in the town were getting ready to leave for Lincoln to see the Seward HS Girls win their 3rd consecutive Class B State basketball Championship, the firemen got the flames under control. There was no one in the house at the time and had the fire not been spotted when it was, the damage could have been even much greater.