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House Fires Displace Three Families

FIREIn the dead of winter in the coldest weather, house fires seem to proliferate.

Brasstown firefighters battled a fire that destroyed a house yesterday, and a family with children was left homeless. The house on Anderson Road was a total loss, and the Red Cross is ascertaining on our behalf how listeners may help. We’ll pass it on when we hear.

In Robbinsville, another house was destroyed by fire last night and a mom and dad were displaced with their three small boys. William Allen Rogers is an EMT with the Cherokee tribe and his wife is a nurse who is pregnant with their fourth child. Donations of clothes can be made at the Graham County Emergency Services building on West Fort Hill in Robbinsville. They’ve reportedly been taken in by a family member.

Also, near Asheville, the Riceville Fire Department is collecting clothes for a family of seven that lost their home to a fire last weekend.

Dave McBride will have more on WKRK Local News as info becomes available. Local newscasts on the radio every weekday at 7, 9, 11, 1, 3 and 5.

A benefit has been planned for the William Rogers family.  Below is information shared by The Cherokee One Feather.


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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News

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