Account set up to benefit fire victim |

Account set up to benefit fire victim

Managers of a subsidized apartment complex in Grass Valley set up a bank account for a woman who lost her belongings in a fire early Wednesday morning.

Jean Allum’s apartment was destroyed in an accidental fire. People who want to help replace her household items may drop off or mail checks to the office at Springhill Gardens Apartments, 244 Dorsey Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Household items may also be dropped off, said Marty Weger, manager of the apartment complex.

Investigators estimated the damage at $85,000 in structures and the loss of contents at $30,000.

Allum was given keys to a new apartment, “but there’s nothing in there,” Weger noted. Allum’s neighbors, whose apartment firefighters used to put out the fire, will also move to another apartment.

Worn wiring on a portable heater appears to have caused the blaze, Grass Valley Fire Department Chief Hank Weston said Friday morning.

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