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Community comes together to support family who lost everything in Otis Orchards fire

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

A community is coming together to support a family after their home and belongings burn down in a fire.

Last Saturday, firefighters say a baseboard heater started a fire in the Fiorini home. Angel Fiorini ran inside to save her kids. She and her daughter remain in the hospital in Seattle after being severely burned. Now, family members say that while they both were making progress, Angel’s recovery process has taken a turn. She’s now having issues with her lungs. The family asks that you keep her in your thoughts, and they say they’re grateful for the support of the community.

People filed into the Roadhouse in Spokane Valley for a benefit concert to support the family.

“It really weighs heavy on your mind,” says David Fiorini, the uncle.

He hasn’t slept much since last Saturday. But he’s grateful for the man who helped pulled her and her daughter out of the burning home after Angel collapsed.

“I don’t even know what to say. I’d give him a hug and a kiss on the cheek if I could,” he says.

This isn’t the only benefit though. Over at the Spokane Valley Fire Department’s open house, they had a table accepting donations for the family. Those were the firefighters who initially responded last week and they want to continue to help.

The family’s especially grateful because they are facing a long road of recovering ahead.

“Get Angel and Gianna well. Get them all united again. And that's going to be a long process,” David says.

Here's just an example of who these anonymous donors are - apparently one man walked into the restaurant and gave $300. Then on his way out, he gave another $500. 

Here's how else you can help:

- Donate at Numerica to Angel Fiorini

- Drop off clothing, household items, gift cards and other donations at Greenacres Vendor Mall, 17902 E. Appleway.

- Benefit Events:

December 4, 5pm - 12 am, Spaghetti Feed at Cum Inn, 18221 E Appleway

Tattoo Raffle at All About It Tattoo and Supply, 1925 N. Monroe #12. Contact Carli at 251-5443 or Rum at 701-8395

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