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Old Shasta Firefighter Loses Home to Carr Fire

An Old Shasta firefighter’s home fell victim to the devastating Carr Fire and his family hopes the community come together to support him and others faced in the same situation.

Posted: Aug 1, 2018 4:13 PM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - An Old Shasta firefighter’s home fell victim to the devastating Carr Fire and his family hopes the community come together to support him and others faced in the same situation.


Old Shasta firefighter Chief Ted Blankenheim lost his home.


He has served his community for 25 years as a firefighter.


He described the Carr fire as ugly and unpredictable.


Despite his loss, his thoughts are still on the other victims who have no home to return to.


“Well I am feeling lucky very lucky and I am feeling sorrow for the lives lost and I’m feeling hopeful for the first responders out there. And you know to the citizens around I just hope we pitch in and help each other,” Blankenheim said.


If you would like to help donate to Blankenheim click the Go-Fund-Me page here.


Ted hopes to use part of the funds to get back on his feet, and the rest he wants to pay it forward to the community.

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