A house fire in June, near Saint W's, burned a man and left the couple homeless.
As if the fire in June wasn't enough, a man and his wife are still being victimized. Last week, multiple items were stolen from the yard of their unlivable home.
On June 21, their house near 70th and "A" was engulfed in flames. The fire quickly traveled from the car port through the attic and around the house. Darwin Spear and his wife made it out alive. One of their dogs wasn't so lucky.
Spear says all they can do is salvage what isn't ruined. "To save what we can, it's all we've got left," Darwin Spear says.
They've spent the last several weeks rummaging through the rubble and taking what memories out that they could. Everything they own is now on their lawn. They say, until now, that's the only place they had for it. "just beginning to sleep all the away through the night without waking up thinking about this and then somebody comes along and steals out stuff and that makes you feel so vulnerable."
Spear says he's usually a generous guy, he can't understand why someone would take something..."a lot of this stuff, if somebody stopped by and said hey you know I could sure use something like that or whatever, I mean I would most likely probably give it to 'em."
It happened over night between August first and second. They crossed the caution tape and stole an industrial fan, snow blade, tool box and air compressor. They also tore into an aluminum shed in the back yard. The police report says damages estimate around $5000.
The spears are moving into an apartment for now. They say they are unsure if they'll ever re–build their home after the recent events.
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