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Drive continues for family who lost all possessions in rural Toledo fire

June 17, 2014
By John Speer - Editor (jspeer@tamatoledonews.com) , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

UPDATED: A drive is underway to aid a rural Toledo family who reported losing everything in a fire which destroyed their home on Saturday morning, June 14.

Cara Askildsen, her daughter, Courtney Askildsen and Chris Haller, and their two children, Isabelle, 3, and Lily, 18 months were left without clothes, furniture, toys and household goods.

Clothing items are currently being accepted and may be left at the Christ United Methodist Church Education Center, 201 E. High St., Toledo, from 8 a.m.- noon, Monday-Friday.

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Toledo firefighters fought a blaze which destroyed a two-story rural farmhouse for more than four hours Saturday, June 14. The home is located about seven miles east of Toledo. Chronicle/John Speer

Clothing sizes needed include adult women- 6 and 9 pants and medium and large pants; men 38 waist - 32 length pants and XL shirts; and clothes for the children ages 18 months and three months.

When the family secures housing they will need furniture.

Contact Coleen Davis - 319-558-8849 - at Sweet Repeats, Tama, for more information.

One woman suffered cuts to her hands trying to rescue two pet dogs which were lost in a blaze which destroyed a rural farm house located in the 2500 block of 305th Street, about seven miles east of Toledo according to Toledo Fire Chief Joe Boll.

Chris Haller told KWWL-TV his family including two children also lost everything in the blaze.

The fire in the two-story frame home was reported at 9:08 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at residence.

Toledo firefighters spent four and one-half hours at the scene and were assisted with mutual aid for water by the Chelsea Fire Department.

Boll said firefighters were hampered by fire in the attic which was partially covered by a tin roof and strong winds. Cause of the fire remained under investigation but may have been caused by wiring in a laundry room. Loss was set at $40,000.

EARLIER: A drive is underway to aid a rural Toledo family who reported losing everything in a fire which destroyed their home on Saturday morning, June 14.

Clothing items are currently being sought and may be left at the Christ United Methodist Church Education Center, 201 E. High St., Toledo , from 8 a.m.- noon.

Clothing sizes needed include adult women- 6 and 9 pants and medium and large pants; men 38 wist - 32 length pants and XL shirts; and clothes from babies ages 18 months and three months.

When the family secures housing they will need furniture.

Contact Coleen Davis - 319-558-8849 - at Sweet Repeats, Tama, for more information.

One woman suffered cuts to her hands trying to rescue two pet dogs which were lost in a blaze which destroyed a rural farm house located in the 2500 block of 305th Street, about seven miles east of Toledo according to Toledo Fire Chief Joe Boll.

Chris Haller told KWWL-TV his family including two children also lost everything in the blaze.

The fire in the two-story frame home was reported at 9:08 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at reidence.

Toledo firefighters spent four and one-half hours at the scene and were assisted with mutual aid for water by the Chelsea Fire Department.

Boll said firefighters were hampered by fire in the attic which was partially covered by a tin roof and strong winds. Cause of the fire remained under investigation but may have been caused by wiring in a laundry room. Loss was set at $40,000.

 
 

 

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