Fire leaves Lac du Flambeau home charred insideSubmitted: 05/31/2016
LAC DU FLAMBEAU - A fire destroyed the interior of a Lac du Flambeau home Monday night.

The fire started in the back bedroom of Vicki Doud's home.

All 10 residents of the home were there when the fire started. Everyone got out safely, but the inside is a charred mess.

The family isn't sure what started the fire. At first they thought it was just the pizza burning in the oven.

The family hopes the structure is still in good shape so that they can rebuild the interior, but they have lost all their personal belongings. 

Now the community is stepping up to help out Doud and her family. 

Doud used to sit on the Tribal Council.

"Now she's an elder, but she did a lot of this community and I see a lot of people trying to help her," said Doud's daughter Elizabeth Diver, who also lived in the home. "But I'm really thankful that everyone in the community is helping out, and anything they can do is greatly appreciated."

The family is in need of clothes, shoes and household items such as pots and plans.

There is also an account set up at the Chippewa Valley Bank for monetary donations.

The family is currently staying with an aunt on Chicog Street until they move into temporary housing later this week.

Story By: Katie Thoresen

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