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Family thankful to Colville community after deadly house fire

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COLVILLE, Wash. -

Last Friday a woman delivering newspapers called 911 when she saw a home engulfed by fire. By the time firefighters got there, there was nothing they could do. David Lawson and his mother Patricia Johanson were able to escape, but David's brother Joseph and his niece Jennifer did not make it out in time. 

David's daughter DeAnna, along with other family members who are on their way to town for the funeral say the Colville community has rallied around them. Neighbors donating food, clothing and even a home to stay in for the family who lost everything.

An online fundraiser has also collected more than $8,000 in just 48 hours.

DeAnna, speaking for the family, says the volunteer firefighters were heroes and they're extremely grateful for everyone that has done so much for them in this difficult time.

The funeral for the two family members who were killed in the fire will be Thursday.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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