It's been an intense nearly two weeks for this community,
but tonight is a chance for them to come together,
thank firefighters for their hard work and be there
for those affected by the recent fires.
LOOK AROUND AND YOU'LL FIND PLENTY OF PEOPLE AFFECTED
BY THE YALE ROAD FIRE.
TEN HOMES WERE DESTROYED IN THAT FIRE.
LEAVING THOSE FAMILIES WONDERING WHAT THEY WILL DO
PAT TERRY SAYS SHE WAS AT CHURCH SUNDAY.
WHEN SHE CAME HOME TO SEE SMOKE IN THE DISTANCE.
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We were guessing where was it at.
We thought it might be in Liberty Lake or in Mica,
but no, it was at my house.
THE FIRE SURROUNDED HER HOME.
BUT IT REMAINED STANDING.
IT WAS A DIFFERENT STORY FOR HER SON.
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His mobile home was burned to the ground.W10 23
HER SON LOST EVERYTHING HE OWNED.
WHICH IS WHY SHE SHOWED UP AT TONIGHT'S BARBECUE.
SHE SAID SHE HAD TO SHOW HER THANKS FOR A COMMUNITY
THAT HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT SUPPORTIVE.
THAT COMMUNITY ALSO SHOWING THANKS TONIGHT TO FIREFIGHTERS
WHO STAYED ON THE FRONT LINES.
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This is family.
Whether you're directly related to us or whether it's
the place that we serve, that's what the fire department
We're intermingled into the community in every aspect.
BUT FOR FIREFIGHTERS.
THIS WASN'T JUST A CHANCE TO MEET WITH AN APPRECIATIVE
IT WAS A CHANCE TO CHECK UP ON THEM AS WELL.
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This is the community we're involved with, so we're
down here seeing what we can do to help them get back
on their feet.
AND WITH SUCH SUPPORTIVE NEIGHBORS.
PAT SAYS IT'S WHY SHE'S NEVER LEFT.
AND WHY HER SON CAN'T WAIT TO GET BACK.
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He wants to move in a mobile home right back where
FROM EVERYONE I TALKED TO TONIGHT.
IF YOU LIVE IN THIS AREA.
THAT'S SOMETHING YOU CAN RELATE TO.
KXLY 4 NEWS.