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Community organizations reach out to people evacuated from fire

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KLICKITAT COUNTY, Wash.-- Community organizations reach out to people evacuated from fire. The American Red Cross is doing everything they can to take care of the people who have been evacuated from the Monastery Complex Fire.

Evacuee Jack Forgy explains the situation after he spoke with a neighbor. He says "I talked to her. Her and her husband's house is down. I mean there's nothing left. Their son had a place next door to it,  and it's gone. Another lady that lives down the road from them, her house is gone."

It's not just homes that were lost.

Carol Evans talks about some of the things she has lost in the fire. Evans says "we lost a boat and two trailers. It's pretty devastating. I am keeping myself from crying because I haven't seen it yet."

Through all the bad news comes a little bit of hope. Duane Royer of the American Red Cross says "we've been just impressed by the outpouring support of the people of Goldendale and the surrounding areas. Lots of donations just flooded in here."

A lot of people are taking news of the fire one day at a time. We are told the best way to look at it, is to be optimistic about the outcome.

Forgy says "you go to maintain your sense of humor and your sense of balance you know. if it burns down, its just stuff, it can be replaced. If it don't burn down, that's a bonus."

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