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Family Of House Fire Victim Asks Community For Help

Apr 10, 2015 12:52PM ● By Lewi Lewis
On Feb. 9 a nationally-licensed massage therapist was brewing massage oils in her home, located on Winchester St. near 400 East, when the pan was accidentally dropped, causing an explosion that blew out the kitchen windows, engulfing the home in flames.

“It’s total destruction,” Murray Deputy Fire Marshall Pat Killion told KSL. 

It was reported that, according to Killion, the house quickly burned itself out and, although firefighters continued to douse hotspots as they popped up, the structure was already a complete loss.

The victim and her two children, ages two and 15, escaped with minor burns. However, their two dogs and cat became trapped and perished.

To add insult to injury, family belongings that were untouched by the fire were looted the following day.

“They lost absolutely everything,” Sarah Wack, the stepsister of the victim, said.

Sarah has set up a donation recovery fund at Mountain America Credit Union. Donations can be made to Recovery Fund For Tiffanie and Family.