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California firefighter loses her home in Redding fire

Posted at 8:09 PM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 23:09:35-04

Justine Wyngaarden, a volunteer firefighter outside of Redding, California was called in to a station while during a mandatory evacuation notice and instead of going home, she went straight to the fire station that she was asked to report to.

According to the GoFundMe set up for her, Wyngaarden, lost everything in the fire including her fathers ashes, who died one year ago.

Once she is able to take a break, she will have to start from scratch so her friends and family are asking if there's money available for her to start again.

According to the post, "She'll need a deposit for a new place to live, dishes, pots and pans, furniture, toiletries, clothes, everything." 

The post asks for people to donate whatever they can so that she is able to get back on her feet.