Beauty from Ashes…

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We had a devastating fire in our neighboring city, Bothell, on Main Street.

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Several businesses were totally destroyed. Temporary Fences have been put up to keep people away from danger.

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The fire started in a section of downtown that was being renovated into new apartments. The crane you see was destroyed in the fire, too. The fire was so intense it hopped the street to destroy the little Bothell Mall.

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ATF and other agencies are in town trying to determine why the fire started.

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The community has come together to help support those who have lost their businesses and for the employees of those businesses who are out of work now.

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This section of Main street is closed to traffic but the undamaged businesses are still open for business and they are making sure the signs are visible. We have enjoyed meals at Three Lions Pub, Alexa’s Cafe, and the Kozy Korner Cafe. Over the years we have had several breakfasts at the now destroyed Kozy Korner Cafe.

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We drove out to Main street on Tuesday to see the damage ourselves. On Thursday the Chamber of Commerce is having a fund raiser on Main street inviting the community to come out to help raise money for the businesses that are destroyed and who’s employees are out of work.

I’m linking up to signs, signs by Lesley.

We are happy at this old house that temps are being downgraded for the rest of this week. We aren’t fans of over 80 degree weather. We are heat wimps. Hope you are keeping cool!

14 thoughts on “Beauty from Ashes…

  1. Recently, there was a major fire near my neighborhood also. It, too, started by a construction site where a new building was coming up. In the process, an entire apartment block and some businesses were ruined. People were homeless but found sanctuary in the kindness of the community. People step up in a beautiful way amid the ruins.

  2. This made it into our paper as well. The devastation of fire has to be seen to be believed. I hope that the businesses affected are able to recover soon and that local people remember that if they want a downtown again it’s important to support local business.

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