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Coeur d'Alene thrift store destroyed in fire

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Three businesses were destroyed in the fire. Three businesses were destroyed in the fire.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

A late night fire near 4th and Hazel in downtown Coeur d'Alene gutted three businesses late Wednesday night. One of those businesses was The Good Samaritan Thrift shop, owned by pastor Tim Remington. They use the proceeds from that Thrift Shop to help put people through their rehabilitation program.

It's been a rough six months for the Remington family. Remington was shot six times in his church parking lot after a Sunday service in March.

"We won't give up yet. We're still going," Remington said. "It was burning 30 foot flames, now we gotta start from scratch."

Mo Konsella, who owns the sandwich shop next door, called 911 when he saw those flames.

"A lot of orange flames and then smoke billowing out," Konsella said. "It was a little chaotic."

The fire department isn't sure what started it, and they're actively investigating the cause right now. Remington says if anyone saw anything, to let them know. They will also need donations for the thrift store once it's up and running again.

"I was shot before, so I guess it's not that bad," Remington said, laughing. 

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