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Brentwood community raising funds for family of man killed in fire

| Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, 11:00 p.m.

Nearly $10,000 has been raised for the family of Michael Festa, who was killed Feb. 1 in a fire in his home on Hillman Street in Brentwood.

Brentwood Councilman A.J. Doyle set up a GoFundMe page to help the family. So far, more than 200 people have donated. Donations also can be made at Brentwood Bank, 3635 Brownsville Road in care of Mindy Kottler.

“Brentwood has shown, time after time, that we are there to support each other ... just like a family,” Doyle said in an email.

Festa is survived by his wife Faith and two children, Karlie and Derek. On the GoFundMe page, Doyle wrote that Brentwood “comes together to support our own like no other; please help us support this family through this campaign.”

Suzanne Elliott is a Tribune-Review staff writer. She can be reached at selliott@tribweb.com or 412-871-2346.

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