FIRE CREWS ARE STILL BATTLING THE HART AND CAYUSE
NOW BURNING MOSTLY ON THE SPOKANE INDIAN RESERVATION.
13 HOMES HAVE BEEN LOST IN THE HART FIRE.
14 IN THE CAYUSE ACROSS THE RIVER.
AND TODAY, SOME OF THOSE PROPERTY OWNERS WERE OUT
SURVEYING THE DAMAGE.
KXLY 4'S GRACE DITZLER IS WORKING FOR YOU TONIGHT
GRACE, YOU SPOKE TO A FAMILY WHO LOST THE PROPERTY
THEY'VE OWNED FOR DECADES?
THIS FAMILY IS NO STRANGER TO WILDFIRE, AND IN THIS
FIRE, THEY SUFFERED A DEVASTATING LOSS.
BUT THEY SAY, IT COULD HAVE BEEN EVEN WORSE.
ON SUNDAY, THE HART/ CAYUSE MOUNTAIN FIRES WERE COMING
FOR BOTH THE LEBRETS' HOME AND THEIR RENTAL PROPERTY
JUST A FEW MILES AWAY.
THEIR HOME SURVIVED.
THE RENTAL PROPERTY THAT'S BEEN IN THE FAMILY FOR
1;21;53 JACKIE LeBret
it was kind of devestating because they come and told
us to evacuate here so we took our stuff and put it
down there because it was safe and then they came
back a half hour later and told us our house was gone
down there :11W5 24
TODAY, TERRY LEBRET DIDN'T WANT TO TALK ON CAMERA
ABOUT ALL THEY LOST.
HIS WIFE JACKIE SAYS, HE'S HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME.
it has really affected terry.
terry is not well he's been going through a lot of
medical problems the last year he just had surgery
last tuesday all fo its coming down on him really
bad :12W6 24
THIS MORNING, HE SURVEYED THE CHARRED REMAINS OF HIS
HIS CLASSIC CAR COLLECTION, HIS ANTLER COLLECTION,
.THINGS WITH BOTH SENTIMENTAL AND MONETARY VALUE.
we just went school clothes shopping and bought all
the kids clothes and everything we took everything
down there we'd taken our antiques and jewelry and
our collectables and stuff and put it down there and
it's all gone :11W7 24
THE PROPERTY WASN'T INSURED, SOMETHING JACKIE SAYS
IS COMMON HERE ON THE RESERVATION.
you can't afford it, so many people around here can't
afford the insurance, so it's just a total loss.
so you pick up and start over one day at a time :10W8
AND THAT TYPE OF LOSS, MANY WILL NEVER EXPERIENCE.
BUT THE LEBRETS KNOW THE FEELING WELL.
BACK IN 1989, JACKIE AND TERRY'S HOME ON THIS PROPERTY
NOW THEY MUST START THAT REBUILDING PROCESS AGAIN.
one day at a time, just replace it one day at a time,
that;s all you can do :5W9 22