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Fire Destroys Home In Hayden

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A home in Hayden was destroyed by fire Monday morning (PHOTO From NLFPD) A home in Hayden was destroyed by fire Monday morning (PHOTO From NLFPD)
HAYDEN, Idaho - A mother and her four children are without a home following a devastating fire in Hayden Monday morning. 

The Northern Lakes Fire Protection District responded to the house fire in the 2000 block of E. Grand Tour just before 9:00am. 

The homeowner, identified in a press release as Evelyn Scrabeck, said she smelled smoke and found her clothes dryer on fire so she got out of the house with her two young children. Scrabeck's other two children were at school during the time of the fire. 

Firefighters were able to put out the flames quickly, but there is heavy smoke and fire damage throughout the home. Several pets made it safely out of the house, however a cat and a fish did not survive. 

The Red Cross has offered services, but Ms. Scrabeck said she has family members they can stay with. Scrabeck told firefighters she did not have any insurance, and DKI, a restoration service,  is providing her with cleaning supplies and information on dealing with fire damage. Firefighters also gave Ms. Scrabeck financial assistance from their benevolent fund for immediate needs. 

Later in the afternoon, the fire re-kindled itself and spread to the attic. Firefighters again came and extinguished the flames, but extensive damage caused the ceilings to collapse throughout the home. 

A benevolent fund has been established at the Hayden branch of Wells Fargo Bank, but donations may be made at any Wells Fargo branch by mentioning the: “Evelyn Strabeck benefit donation account”. Questions of Wells Fargo may be directed to Brian Scheindler at (208) 772-4022 or Evelyn’s adult daughter, Felicia Williams at (208) 704-4269.

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