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Toledo Firefighters were called out at 3am Thursday morning to a report of a growing house fire on Yaquina Bay Road. They pulled up to see flames 30 feet in the air coming from a wood house. There wasn’t much they could do but contain it and prevent it from causing a forest fire.
Owner Virginia Tardaewether and her two roommates and pets are now homeless. Virginia was visiting her new granddaughter in Florida at the time and has elected to stay there until she can get her homeowner’s insurance to begin covering the loss. She’s also working to help her roommates to recover their losses as well. Both roommates got out, but one of them suffered burns while trying to put the fire out while it was limited to a corner of a room.
Bottom line: Friends have set up a Go Fund Me account to receive donations to help Virginia and her roommates secure new clothes and a new place to live while a new house is built. Anyone who would like to donate whatever they can to help ease the trauma of this tragedy can do so by simply clicking here where you’ll also see more photos and more details on this huge loss.