As a neighbor watching Deloris Placer's house burning on Friday night, there was no doubt that it would take the entire house.
The Paden City, Sistersville and New Martinsville Fire Departments worked steady for over an hour to get the worst of it under control. They were efficient and calm. It was unbelievable that they saved the front of the house. She did recover a few things thanks to the amazing work of the firemen.
Our towns are very fortunate to have such dedicated men.