Yreka family loses everything in Grade fire

Yreka, Cal.– Joe Maughs and his family lost all of their belongings at the hands of the Grade fire.

“We got out of there with our dog our kids and our car.  Pretty much everything else is devastated. We got nothing.”

Maughs’ family has owned their Yreka home for 43 years.  Now the charred rubble left behind by the Grade fire is barely recognizable.

“At least 15 classic cars are melted down in yard into a pile,” says Maughs.  “We had a 4 bedroom 2 bath house there.  Nothing left.  Nothing salvageable.  It’s all material things to me.  We got out safe and that’s all that matters to me.  We will rebuild.”

“I think they are more in shock right now than anything,” says the Maughs’ daughter Stephanie Peters.  She wants to help her parents pick up the pieces so she started a Go Fund Me account.

“$60,000 would help them put up walls and a roof,” says Peter.

Money that could prove to be a big help as the family had no home insurance.

“We dont know what we are going to do,” Maughs says.

What he does know, he can rely on  his friends, family and neighbors.

“Its a good community.  Theres a lot of people helping.”

If you would like to help the Maughs family, follow this link to their Go Fund Me page.

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