Family’s home destroyed by Detwiler Fire

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Some residents in Mariposa County are learning their homes have been destroyed. 
 
The Detwiler Fire destroyed dozens of homes and many of them were in Mt. Bullion. 
 
“You know this family has suffered a lot,” says Jeff Blalock, “they are in shock.”
 
Coming home to charred remains and blackened childhood toys is the reality for one Mt. Bullion family. 
 
“They don’t have much left and they don’t have insurance,” says Louisa Allen. 
 
Louisa Allen grew up in one destroyed home and her family has lived there for the past 25 years. 
 
She and her boyfriend Jeff Blalock are helping her parents get through the difficult time. 
 
“I don’t think we thought it would come through like it did,” says Allen. 
 
Allen’s parents Miki and Jai Crawford were told to leave as the Detwiler Fire was rushing their way.
 
“They each left with about a bag of clothing and two truck load of things total,” says Blalock. 
 
From antiques to family pictures they took what they could. 
 
They aren’t able to return just yet, but we were able to share pictures and video with them.
 
They say they know what they are returning to and know many others are in the same situation. 
 
“If it gets all cleared out and functional they want to put a trailer there and start over,” says Blalock.  
 
They say the family has a long road ahead, but they know the community will help. 
 
“If there is any positive Mariposa is known for its generosity and rallying around the troops during a hard time this is happening again.” 
 
The family is looking to raise money as they start over their lives, if you would like to help they set up a Go Fund Me account just click here. 
 
 

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