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Thousands raised for Ross man who lost uninsured home in fire

Tony LaRussa
A Feb. 8, 2019 fire along Pittview Road in Ross destroyed the home and its contents. Friends and neighbors of the homeowner have set up an online fundraiser to assist him.
Fire and water damage from a Feb. 8, 2019 blaze along Pittview Road in Ross left little to salvage. A fundraiser has been set up to assist the homeowner.

Fundraising for a Ross Township man whose uninsured home was destroyed by fire last week has exceeded half its goal, so far.

A GoFundMe page was set up to collect contributions for Chris Fromme, who lost all of his posessions in a fire that destroyed his home along Pittview Road on Feb. 8.

As of Friday afternoon, 131 people had donated more than $8,500 toward the $15,000 goal.

Officials believed the fire started in the fireplace.

Firefighters from multiple departments had difficulty getting water hoses to the home because of its location down a winding road. They also were hampered by frigid temperatures that caused water to quickly freeze.

Fromme was uninjured.

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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