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Starting over after house fire

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At 5:15am on Thursday, June 8th my home caught fire. The fire was in the roof and spread quickly, collapsing the ceiling in the kitchen and living room. Hearing the noise Chris and I woke and went to investigate. We were able to make it outside safely and called 911. Now we need financial assistance to restart our lives. Funds will be used to help us get into a new home and for the purchases of appliances and other items lost in the fire. Thank you for your support.

There was one casualty. My beautiful dog, Lilly. She was asleep in the front bedroom. She died in her sleep from smoke inhalation before Chris and I woke up.

Some good news though. My wonderfully fluffy cat, Jax, was outside. I found him later that night. I also had a very unlikely survivor. My fish tank was on the counter between the living room and the kitchen. The fire was hot enough to crack the glass and the water was black from soot, toxic smoke, and flaming debris. My plecostomus endured in that apocalyptic environment for over 5 hours before we discovered that he was alive. He is now happy and healthy in my mother's fish tank. She named him Frodo.



  • Courtney Valentino
    • $25 
    • 7 yrs


Natasha Sieler
Kalispell, MT

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