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Friend sets up GoFundMe account for family whose Lorain home was destroyed by fire


LORAIN — Jalissa Brown, of Lorain, is raising money on for the family who lost their Dallas Avenue home to a fire July 4.

Brown said she has known the family for six or seven years after meeting one of their daughters in middle school.

“They have been nothing but kind to me and nearly everyone person they encounter,” Brown wrote on GoFundMe.

As of 5 p.m. Thursday, the campaign has raised $58 of her $6,000 goal. Aside from money, Brown said she will accept any other donations, including small to medium shirts, and size 6 or 7 shoes for older teenage girls.

Lorain Assistant Fire Chief Roy Cochran said the house was engulfed when fire crews got there about 5 p.m. Wednesday.

He said he did not know what would have caused the fire to spread so quickly. Cochran said the department was told no one was home at 3736 Dallas Ave. when the fire started, but the structure was too hot and too far gone for firefighters to search upon arriving.

Everything in the home was lost in the fire.

According to the Lorain County Auditor’s website, the house was valued at $32,470. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Contact Bruce Walton at 329-7123 or by email at Follow him on Facebook @BWalton440 or on Twitter @BruceWalton.

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