The Bofer fire which carved a path of destruction on Saturday also took the home actually homes from a prominent and long time multi generational Tri-Cities Family, Not only their property but 2 of their horses and beloved family parakeet.

Bruce and Lorrie Ratchford owners of Apollo Mechanical Contractors were one of the unfortunate families who lost everything because of Saturday's fast moving fire.

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First I would like to say I'm so sorry for your loss, having gone through a similar situation when I was a child so I can relate. My Grandparents home burnt to the ground due to an electrical fire when I was 5. There were 12 of us in the home at the time and luckily we all made it out alive, well all except our family wiener dog babe.

I know it will be hard for some people to realize it wasn't just property that you lost but a lifetime of memories that were made in those homes through the years. So stay strong this to shall pass and your family is in my thoughts.


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