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Update: Fire at Third Street home in Cuyahoga Falls causes $70,000 in damage; fundraiser set up to

From Staff Reports Published: January 25, 2013 2:15 PM
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Nobody was injured in a fire that occurred Thursday, Jan. 24, at a home at 2026 Third St., according to authorities. Damage to the home is estimated at $70,000, according to a news release issued by the fire department Friday.

The Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department received the call shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, according to Chief Paul Moledor.

When firefighters arrived, smoke and flames were visible from the windows on the second floor. The blaze was brought under control within 10 minutes.

Moledor said the home's residents and the pets were all safely evacuated.

He added responding firefighters "did a good job."

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The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The blaze has displaced a female resident, her four children and the residents mother.

A member of the family works at Firehouse Grille and Pub, 2097 Front St.

A fundraising event to assist the family will take place Feb. 1 at the Firehouse Grille and Pub. There will be a basket raffle and employees will donate 100 percent of the tips earned on Feb. 1 to the family said Jen Brandenburg, general manager for the Firehouse Grille. She said the business is also accepting monetary donations, as well as items such as clothing and furniture.

Brandenburg said the businesss Facebook page will list the items the family needs, and will provide updates on what items have been donated. For more information, call Brandenburg at 330-801-6369 or 330-940-2000.

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anonymous Jan 26, 2013 7:54 PM

I know this family personally. I am sure anything that anyone can do will help!!!

The link: http://cuyahogafalls.patch.com/articles/family-loses-everything-in-fire-hopes-to-gain-support-at-firehouse-fundraiser

They need clothes for the kids....two girls that wear the same size pants size 0-2 in junior, small shirts sizes 8 & 9. One son, pants size 34x36, shirts XL, shoes 11 1/2, youngest son pants sizes 12-14 boys, shirts boys medium, shoes 4 1/2. They need everything and anything that one could use on a daily basis including toiletries, bedding, furniture, etc. I am sure any food/gift card donations would be greatly appreciated.

Lynn D.

anonymous Jan 25, 2013 4:21 PM

I was wondering if someone could post a link to the facebook page on here. I was interested in knowing the needed items for the family effected in this situation. If someone could place a link on here, or let me know the needed items, i would love to try and help!