UPDATE on the Lawrenceville fire situation from 07.06.12
LAWRENCE CO.—There are some donation activities going on in and around Lawrenceville to benefit those who lost everything in the fire on Lexington Avenue Friday night. There were six of the eight apartment units occupied at the apartments owned by John McKim, so all those residents will need items. We’ve not learned what the deal is with the big yellow house adjacent to the garage that was the source of the fire; it was a rental, owned by Shon and Kristy Lindsay, with whom, we’ve learned, the Fire Marshal is meeting today. When we know more about those tenants, we’ll post it.
As regards donations, so far, the only donation site is the Lawrenceville Moose. All items such as household, bedding, kitchen, clothing, etc., can be dropped off there. There are also some folks working on opening an account today at Ambraw Federal Credit Union for monetary donations; it’s set up under “Fire Funds.”
There’s still very little known about the fire other than it started in the garage of the yellow house. Our sources tell us they’ve heard this could have been set off by a bunch of kids playing around in there, someone working with a four-wheeler, or even the ubiquitous meth lab. But nothing’s confirmed. If it ever is (and fires in Lawrence County are even more difficult to solve than murders), we’ll bring it.
We are appreciative of those who have submitted information while we were working on deadline for this print version (July-August 2012) and to Tina Gaither Lyle, who allowed us to run her photos taken during the fire. She is a very talented photographer and as far as we are concerned, should start her own business; visit her Facebook page and tell her what a great job she did.
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