AN UPDATE TO A STORY WE BROUGHT YOU LAST WEEK....
HE LOST HUNDREDS OF SHEEP IN THE YALE ROAD FIRE AND
NOW DALE DIETRICH IS GETTING THE HELP HE NEEDS FROM
KXLY4'S ALYSSA DONOVAN CAUGHT UP WITH THE RANCHER
ALYSSA, DIETRICH SAYS THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT HAS BEEN
AND YOU KNOW WHAT HE'S NOT THE ONLY ONE GETTING HELP
FROM THE COMMUNITY---- I'M AT FREEMAN HIGH SCHOOL
RIGHT NOW WHERE WASHINGTON TRUST BANK IS HOLDING A
BARBEQUE TO FEED AROUND 400 PEOPLE---- THOSE DISPLACED
BY THE RECENT FIRES.
DIETRICH SAYS ITS AMAZING THE WAY TO COMMUNITY HAS
COME FORWARD TO HELP AFTER THIS TRAGEDY.
NEARLY TWO WEEKS HAVE PASSED....BUT THE DAMAGE DONE
BY THE YALE ROAD FIRE IS LONG FROM FORGOTTEN---A BLACK
SHEEN AROUND DALE DIETRICH'S PROPERTY.
It's still a little depressing...
WE MET DIETRICH LAST WEEK....ON THE MEND AFTER 300
OF HIS SHEEP DIED IN THAT CANYON AS THE FIRE SWEPT
when you go outside and you see everything, or you
go down to the canyon.
that'll probably take quite a while to get over that.
TODAY THE KIND HEARTED RANCHER IS STILL GRIEVING THE
You know from little lambs, you lamb them out and
give them shots, and take care of them.
BUT HE NOW HAS HELP---- AFTER OUR STORY AIRED COMMUNITY
MEMBERS STEPPED UP.
Total strangers setting things up and getting people
invovled and its just been a blessing to my wife and
PEOPLE CAME BY TO HELP DIETRICH PUT UP NEW FENCING.
AND DONATE FEED FOR THE SHEEP THAT SURVIVED.
We've probably gotten about 5.
6 tons of hay.
THERE ARE EVEN PEOPLE STOPPING BY TO HELP NURSE A
DOZEN OR SO SHEEP THAT WERE BADLY BURNED--- BACK TO
DALE DIETRICH, LOST SHEEP IN FIRE
That's an everyday process so people have been coming
out every night and helping me do that.
SOME HAVE EVEN OFFERED UP LAND TO HELP DIETRICH THROUGH
THIS TOUGH TIME.
WE've been offered some pastures and some of them
we'll probably take the people up on.
DIETRICH SAYS THE SUPPORT HAS MADE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE
AFTER A DEVASTATING LOSS.
It's really lessened the load of all this.
Can't say enough thank yous on that.
WESTERN WILDLIFE OUTREACH HAS ALSO SET UP A GO FUND
ME FOR DALE BECAUSE THEY APPRECIATE THE WAY HE SUPPORTS
CONSERVATION---- YOU CAN FIND DETAILS ON THAT ON OUR
AND OF COURSE MANY OTHERS ARE STEPPING UP TO HELP
PEOPLE IN THE WAKE OF THESE FIRES--- THIS BARBEQUE
HERE AT FREEMAN ONE OF MANY WAYS OUR COMMUNITY IS