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UPDATE: Friends rally to help Dade County family whose home was destroyed in fire

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DADE COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -

UPDATE: Neighbors and friends of the deadly house fire in Rising Fawn are fundraising to help the family. 

A construction company, McElhaney Construction, is working with other companies to build the Hester family a new home. They are seeking volunteers to help with the work.

Donations can be made to the: 

GREH HESTER FAMILY BENEFIT FUND
The Citizens Bank Of Valley Head 
P.O BOX 147 
Valley Head, Al 35989


 PREVIOUS STORY: Georgia fire investigators have ruled that the cause of a deadly fire Thursday as undetermined.

The fire claimed the life of Brandy Hester, 26, and left three others injured.

"She was, go with the flow, she was always in a good mood, I don't know what else to say about her, she was wonderful," her mother-in-law Lacy Hester described.

Hester's body was found in the fire that destroyed the home on US-11 in Rising Fawn.

The fire was reported by a neighbor around 1:00 a.m.

“Because of extensive damage to the home, my fire investigator was unable to determine the exact cause, Hudgens said.” “He found nothing suspicious about the origin of this tragic fire and believes that unattended cooking potential may have started the blaze."

Hester said her family worked to rescue all the kids first, but by time they tried to save Brandy, it was too late.

"My step son went back in and tried going back up stairs for brandy but realized he wasn't going to make it and he jumped out of a window," Hester said.

The Dade County Fire Department and Dade County Sheriff’s Office worked with Hudgens’ office on the case.

The death is the 70th fire fatal in Georgia for 2017.


PREVIOUS STORY: The Dade County Sheriff tells Channel 3 a family of five lived at the home and three of them were children.

One of the adults in the home perished in the fire.


PREVIOUS STORY: An early morning fire Thursday claimed one life in Rising Fawn.

The Dade County Sheriff was able to confirm that a body was recovered at a structure fire off of Highway 11. Two people were transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries via EMS.

 Law enforcement and fire are on scene waiting for the state fire marshal's office.

We currently have a crew on the way to the scene and will bring more information as it becomes available.

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