Last night our neighbor and Eagle Point resident, Dot McLauchlan, lost her house and most of the furnishings either to the fire or water damage. The pictures were taken from our deck Sunday, February 24 at 6:07 and 6:08 PM. In just one minute the flames had really accelerated. At the time of the pictures the fire department was attacking the fire from the front of the house. At 6:11 PM most of the flames were gone but the air was all filled with smoke and steam.
In all of the confusion her frightened dog ran off and ultimately was ran over by a car before it could be retrieved. She is safe but her losses are really great. The Tillicum Woodbrook Neighborhood Association has an informal group that has provided assistance to victims of home fires. If you are interested in helping out some way, please let us know and we will get you in touch with the fire victims support group.
Lou and Art Whitson
Further Information: Lakeside homeowners and neighbors Dwayne and Abby Henning have provided a place to sleep for the Mom and her grown daughter the next few nights. But long-term housing is the need at the moment. There is insurance to pay the rent so if you are aware of something that might be available the next six months while they rebuild (if possible), let me (David Anderson) know (253-988-2536).
The fire occurred Sunday night and already thieves have broken into the home and stolen jewelry, a grandmother’s pendant, and more. The empty jewelry box was found a block away.
If you can help, please call or email David Anderson, president of the Tillicum/Woodbrook Neighborhood Association.
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