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Hornbrook Residents Return to Aftermath of Klamathon Fire

Hornbrook Residents Return to Aftermath of Klamathon Fire

Posted: Wed Jul 11 19:15:11 PDT 2018
Updated: Wed Jul 11 19:15:11 PDT 2018

Speech to Text for Hornbrook Residents Return to Aftermath of Klamathon Fire

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mathon recovery-stinger right now i'm at one of the homes that burnt to the ground. as you can see the area is covered in charred items that once made up this home. today one man told me that hornbrook is the kind of community that pulls together to help each other during times of tragedy. take pkg: "robert puckedd/home destroyed: "we never thought in a million years that the fire would come here." robert puckedd has lived in hornbrook for the past 29 years. the klamathon fire completely destroyed his home. "robert puckedd/home destroyed: "my wife was going hysterical at that point. there was nothing we could do so we went to our church in yreka." today robert and his family are using the shovels and tools donated by the red cross to search for any covered in ash. "robert puckedd/home destroyed: "we're hoping to look in certain spots where we had jewlery, money, and my wife had a set of china from her grandmother." down the street...andy herskind's home was saved. he's lived here for 28 years. "andy herskind/home saved: "it's paid for it's all we have. it would have been a super tragedy to lose it." part of the backyard caught fire...and his shop was burnt. andy was able to get his family and his animals out... including their goat. he credits their massive walnut trees lining their front yard for saving their home. "andy herskind/home saved: "if they hadn't been here the house would have gone. there's no doubt about that." andy is one of the lucky ones. although robert and his family have lost their home, he is remaining incredibly positive and open to what will happen next. "robert puckedd/home destroyed: "your house burnt down. well, that's life, ya know? we just have to pick up and start again." now if you have been affected by the klamathon fire the american red cross is holding recovery assistance next monday and tuesday. thats going on at the college of the siskiyous from 9 am to 4 kate houston, newswatch12. the
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