DESTROYED

The home of Olas and Tina Larsen at 114 W. Railroad was consumed in fire Friday when a blaze began in the chimney. Goldendale Police Department Officer Stelljes discovered the fire and alerted the Larsens, who were able to escape unharmed. The Larsen’s daughter Charmaine calls the couple very community conscious. “They’ve helped homeless people, even homeless animals,” she says. The house had been paid off but did not have fire insurance. A special bank account has been set up to help the Larsens at Umpqua Bank in Goldendale; anyone wishing to assist can ask to make a deposit with the last four numbers 3823.