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Family 'doing OK' after fire

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A Lebanon family whose belongings were claimed in a house fire a week ago Monday said they are “doing OK” this Christmas, thanks to outreach from their church and local organizations.

Resident Amanda Lowder told The Wilson Post on Monday that Highland Heights Church of Christ stepped up to help them immediately and the American Red Cross and Lebanon Fire Department followed.

“Really the only thing that we don’t have right now is dressers, but we will get those,” Lowder said of the numerous donations they have recieved. “We have had a lot of help.”

The Lowder family – including husband Jason and three children – fortunately was not at home when their residence on Thorne Drive, near the Lebanon Municipal Airport, caught fire just after 7 a.m. Monday. However, the family did lose their pets – one dog and two cats – in the tragic incident.

A cause of the fire has not been determined, but Lowder said they have found a new residence off Maple Hill Road in Lebanon.

“We will be spending Christmas Eve with my family in Mt. Juliet and then Christmas Day at home,” she added. “We are doing pretty good.”

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