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Thousands raised for Ross man who lost uninsured home in fire

Tony LaRussa
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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.
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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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