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Clarissa and Eagle Bend fire departments were on the scene.

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Inside the home

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Fire ravages Clarissa home

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A house fire in the city of Clarissa ravaged the home located at the intersection of Leslie Avenue and Frank Street (across the street from the Clarissa school building). Living at the home were Collin Twardowski and Betsy King along with their children. No one was injured in the fire which took place on Tuesday, August 27. The Eagle Bend Fire Department assisted the Clarissa Fire Department at the scene as well as the Todd County Sheriff’s Department. A Facebook fundraising page has been set up at: “Betsy and Collins house fire fundraiser”. They lost everything in the fire including clothing and personal items. The photo at right was shared on Facebook showing the damage caused by fire, smoke and water. According to Clarissa Fire Chief Doug Turner, the cause of the fire is still under investigation by the state fire marshal.  The family is currently staying in a camper. Because they had no insurance, they are grateful for the donations of clothing and blankets, money and other items they have received.  Some items they are still in need of are food items, money, household appliances and furniture. If you wish to donate items, they can be left at the Eagle Bend Assembly of God Church. Prayers are also welcome as the family works to rebuild their life.

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