This morning, 12/16/2016, our firefighters were dispatched to respond to a structure fire in Marion. When they arrived, a trailer home was totally involved. Unfortunately, it is a complete loss.
The residents, a mom and her 4-year-old girl, are now homeless. The woman was transported to the hospital with some lacerations after she broke out a window saving the child. Their plight is heart-wrenching. Not only are they homeless, but it’s also extremely cold. In the spirit of the Christmas season, Chief Katie Mast has set up a donation site at the Bitterroot Quick Stop at the corner of Pleasant Valley Road and U.S. Highway 2 in Marion. Donations needed are clothes and money, but donations for food and other items will be gratefully accepted. The little girl wears a size 3T–4T. Please help out if you can. //Editor’s note 12/17/2016: Facebook posts from community members mention that the relationship is grandmother and granddaughter. Also, there was a man in the household (relationship unknown) who is an employee at the Bitterroot Quick Stop.//
Handling the call this morning were Chief Mast, and firefighters Jason Hill, Dave Berglund, Spencer Alrick Hale, Chad Pluid, Jessica Barrett, John Leach, Shelby Crandall, Puggy Pugh, Tiffany Hamdan, Nauni Griffith, Gary Webster, and Mike Williams.
Video courtesy of Mr. Ford Jones