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Fire destroys Cook mobile home

David Colburn
Posted 5/19/21

COOK- A man and his dog escaped injury late Saturday when a raging fire in Cook consumed the man’s mobile home and an adjacent garage.Cook firefighters were called out at about 10:55 p.m. to …

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Fire destroys Cook mobile home

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COOK- A man and his dog escaped injury late Saturday when a raging fire in Cook consumed the man’s mobile home and an adjacent garage.
Cook firefighters were called out at about 10:55 p.m. to the 200 block of First Street Southeast, east of the former Gustafson Motors Company building, according to a report by Northland Firewire. Video taken at the scene and posted online showed flames shooting out of both sides of the trailer home on the west end and thick smoke pouring out of the east end as firefighters tried to contain the blaze.
The trailer and garage were both total losses.
According to property tax records, the 1992 three-bedroom trailer was owned by Cecelia and Zigmond Rutchasky Jr., of Bigfork, and Joseph Rutchasky, of Cook, who was the occupant. The estimated market value of the trailer was $16,400.
A family member has set up a GoFundMe page for Rutchasky to “raise money to help him get back on his feet.” The link for donations is https://gofund.me/7633b31a.

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