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Couple hopes to rebuild after fire destroys Bayview home

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Dave and Tomberg's home was destroyed in the Cape Horn fire. They built it themselves. Dave and Tomberg's home was destroyed in the Cape Horn fire. They built it themselves.
BAYVIEW, Idaho -

"This place has changed a lot in some ways," said Dave Tomberg. "And not so much in other ways in 43 years."
 
For Dave and his wife, Teri, though, what happened this weekend in Bayview, ID was not a welcome change.
 
"There were huge areas of glowing embers, the size of cars and buses," remembers Dave.
 
And, on Sunday night, they found out their home had burned.
 
"We came here to the docks and the fellow who runs the marina said,  'Sorry, but we watched your house burn, and that was the end of it,'" said Dave.
 
And, when their home burned, years of memories burned, too.
 
"We built the house entirely ourselves," said Dave. "We hammered every nail, tightened every bolt, and lifted every beam into place. We used to play and play there, when the grandchildren were out - it was a wonderful place to be."
 
And now, Dave and Teri are just waiting to see if anything's left.
 
"It's not a speculation...[it's gone]" he said.
 
They're saddened but not defeated. This couple cannot bring their old house back. But, they feel obligated to rebuild - to find a way to call Bayview 'home' once again.
 
"It's got to be one of most beautiful places on earth," said Dave. "We'll be back."  
 

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