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By Heres Goldendale
Diana Notestine 

Behind the scenes of fire victims


Almost everyone knows about the Fire Victims Fund but very few know the stories behind the use of those funds. In the next week or two, I am posting personal stories from those families victimized by fire. I am sharing their own words, but not their name or address.

“We had a chimney fire at 3 a.m. in December, 2017. The house was a total loss. The house didn’t come down—Rural 7 saved it before it got too bad, so we were able to get our wedding pictures, family heirlooms, our child’s cedar chest with all of his special things in it as he’s grown (baby book, pictures, going-home outfit), things like that. We will eventually get those things all professionally restored to get the...

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