OSP trooper loses home to wildfire

Oregon State Police Senior Trooper Erich Timko and his family lost their lovely log home near Canyon City in a wildfire on Friday, Aug. 14.

Knowing the Canyon Creek Complex Fire was approaching his home, Senior Trooper Timko remained on duty, evacuating his friends and neighbors. Meanwhile, his wife collected the couple's children, animals and most important belongings and rushed to safety.

He arrived home with minutes to spare, saving one last item -- a police uniform -- before the fire claimed the home he'd helped build seven years earlier.

Many of you have asked how you can help. In the coming weeks and months, the Timkos will face extraordinary expenses. Your gift can help see them through this difficult time. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Josh Brooks 
Sublimity, OR
Erich Timko 
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