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Military family loses home in fire

Military family loses home in fire


A MILITARY FAMILY LOST THEIR HOME AND EVERYTHING IN IT TO AN EARLY MORNING FIRE IN AUGUSTA. NOW THE COMMUNITY IS RALLYING AROUND THEM TO HELP PROVIDE CLOTHING AND OTHER ITEMS TO HELP THE FAMILY OF FOUR. LINDSAY LIEPMAN IS LIVE IN AUGUSTA WITH HOW OUR VIEWERS CAN HELP TOO. THE MAINE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD IS ACCEPTING DONATIONS HERE AT THE BUKER COMMUNITY CENTER. THE BUKER COMMUNITY CENTER. THE FATHER IS A GUARDSMAN AND WAS IN VIRGINIA ON MILITARY BUSINESS WHEN HE GOT THE TERRIBLE NEWS. NOW NEIGHBORS AND STRANGERS ARE STEPPING IN TO HELP. “I actually woke up this morning and was looking out the window, my bedroom window faces their house and I saw what I thought was fog and heard a pounding down at the door, and realized they were kicking the door in across the street. And I ran out to try to help them any way I could.” LONG TIME NEIGHBOR LOGAN PARKER WAS WORRIED ABOUT THE TWO YOUNG CHILDREN THAT LIVE ACROSS THE STREET WITH THEIR PARENTS. ACCORDING TO FIREFIGHTERS, THE EASTMAN FAMILY WAS NOT HOME WHEN THE FIRE SPARKEDBUT THEY LOST THEIR PETS AND ALL THEIR POSSESSIONS. “the damage is so extensive the fire marshall is here we believe it to be accidental but because of the dollar loss, we are just trying to have him figure out what caused it.” NEARLY FIFTY FIREFIGHTERS TOOK HOURS TO GET A HOLD OF THE FIRE THAT WAS CREEPING INTO THE ATTIC AND OTHER HARD TO REACH PLACES. THE ONLY THINGNOT BURNEDTHE FAMILY’S AMERICAN FLAG. “we’re just grateful that we have a community that’s willing to reach out and support our service member in this time of need.” ALREADY OFFERS TO HELP ARE COMING INTO THE MAINE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD’S FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTER. THEY ARE ACCEPTING CLOTHING AND SHOE DONATIONS FOR THE FAMILY AT THEIR LOCATIONS IN AUGUSTA, BANGOR AND PORTLAND. “they do have a place to stay but at this point we just want to reach out and support the family member and make sure they have everything they need to work their way through this tragedy.” MAJOR STEINBUCHEL SAYS THE HUSBAND WAS AT A MILITARY SCHOOL IN VIRGINIA WHEN THE FIRE HAPPENED AND IS HEADED BACK TO JOIN HIS FAMILYWHICH IS ALREADY BEING EMBRACED BY THE GREATER GUARD FAMILY. “I really think that speaks a lot to the strength of our soldiers and airmen in times of need and tragedy we know we can count on one another. Whether we are deployed many miles from home or whether we are next door neighbors.” THE SPECIFIC SIZES AND DROP OFF LOCATIONS ARE LOCATED AT OUR WEBSITE W-M-T-W DOT COM. LIVEIN AUGUSTA, LL WMTW NEWS 8


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