A third fire in the span of about 2 weeks in Van Buren County has left yet another family without a home. On New Year’s day a home on V64 in Leando was completely destroyed by flames, just a week after a home down the street was also destroyed. The occupant of the most recent fire, Railee Ellison was able to escape through a window after heavy smoke prevented her from exiting through her bedroom door.
Ellison, who shared the home with her boyfriend was treated at a nearby medical facility for smoke inhalation and was later released. The previous fire still remains under investigation. The other fire happened this past Saturday in Birmingham. Donations for Ellison can be dropped off at Douds Kwik Stop on Highway 98.
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