The family of Ronald II and Angela Beauregard, who lost their log home near Fayette to a Jan. 2 fire, are fine.
That’s what Mary Torio, Toledo, a member of the family, said.
The family, formerly of Toledo, had only been living in the house about four months, but has been touched by the outpouring of support from the Fayette community.
“Many, many people have come forward and offered donations, but they’re in good shape financially,” she said.
Instead, the family asks people wishing to donate something to make goodies, such as cookies, cupcakes, etc., and give them to the fire departments that fought the fire.
Fayette firefighters were assisted by crews from nine other area departments: Archbold, Wauseon, Lyons, Metamora, Stryker, and Alvordton, along with Morenci, Hudson, and Waldron fire departments from Michigan.
The Beauregard family wasn’t home when the fire was first reported at 3:45 pm.
Flames got into the log home’s roof structure. Icy conditions made it unsafe for firefighters to get on the roof, and tall cathedral ceilings made fighting the fire from the inside difficult. Fire crews were on the scene until about midnight that night.
“Fire and police departments don’t get enough recognition,” Torio said.