TOUCHET – A donation account has been set up for a Touchet family after their home burned in a two-alarm fire Saturday afternoon.
The fire was reported just after 2:30 p.m. when the family of five returned to their house on Watson Loop and found it full of smoke. No one was hurt.
The cause is still being investigated, officials with the Walla Walla Fire District 6 told the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin.
The Miller family’s home was a total loss, leaving them with only the clothes on their backs and nothing else, the Union-Bulletin reported.
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Nathan Carlisle of West Richland said his sister, April Miller, and her family are such “a giving family” and very active in the community. She coaches high school volleyball at Touchet High. Her husband Tim coaches summer baseball and works as a referee. Their children are active in sports.
A donation account has been set up at www.youcaring.com/other/help-the-miller-family/281348. As of Tuesday, the account had raised $10,377.
“The ($10,000) goal has been met, but what a blessing it would be to blow the top off of the goal. Maybe give them a start toward a new home,” said Carlisle.