Former firefighter loses home in Golden Fire, starts GoFundMe

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore.– A former firefighter that lost his house in the Golden Fire, is looking to rebuild.

According to the family’s GoFundMe, 64 year-old Jim Vaughan built his house near Bonanza by hand, starting in 1983.

Vaughan was working on installing a septic tank at the house shortly before the Golden Fire started.

The house and everything around it was destroyed by the fire

According to the GoFundMe, because the septic tank wasn’t installed, Vaughan can’t collect insurance on the house.

If you’re interested in donating, you can find a link here.

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NBC5 News reporter Derek Strom is from Renton, Washington. He recently graduated from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communications at Washington State University with a degree in Broadcast News and a minor in Sports Management. He played in the drumline with the WSU marching band. These days, he plays the guitar and piano. Derek is a devoted fan of the Mariners, Seahawks, and Kraken.
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