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Local veterans advocate’s home damaged by fire

Posted: May 7, 2012 - 9:50pm

The trailer home belonging to local veterans advocate Herb Stettler was damaged in a May 3 fire, according to a Central Emergency Services press release issued Monday.

No injuries were reported in the blaze that caused an estimated $4,000 loss. The fire started in the living room where the wood stove chimney protruded through the structure’s roof. The residence is valued at $3,000 and the contents of the house are also valued at $3,000.

At about 5:10 p.m. on May 3, CES crews responded to the residence at 21607 Tustumena Lake Road for the report of a structure fire. The first unit arrived in six minutes and observed a trailer home with smoke and flames showing. 

Stettler was out of the home when crews arrived. CES reported it was able to keep the fire contained to one side of the structure, but the rest of the home and its contents were damaged by smoke and heat.


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spwright 05/08/12 - 12:26 pm
Herb Stettler V F W Volunteer 5/8/12

The reason most likely that HERB STETTLER was not Home while His Home burnt to the ground was because Herb was busy Volunteering for Our Local VFW all over the Peninsula.There is No Better & more Dedicated Volunteer for Our local Veterans than HERB STETTLER.
From joyous HomeComings to sad Funerals & everything in between. HERB STETTLER is ALWAYS THERE.
No One is more Dedicated than HERB.

Now I 'm going to call the VFW & see IF donations have begun for Herb ? I'll get back w/ ya later.

SPW "Airborne"

spwright 05/08/12 - 12:37 pm
VFW Donations

5/8/12 Just spoke w/ HERB STETTLER
He is O K Alive & Well, He currently has a place to Live & Life's Basics to Get By.

The VFW is accepting Donations for HERB call
262-2722 for details. SPW

Watchman on the Wall
Watchman on the Wall 05/08/12 - 01:49 pm
Thanks for this info SPW,

Thanks for this info SPW, i'll go down there and donate to Old Herb.
How ya doing SPW? My son is getting better each day thanks to his babies and loving wife, his new boat is also helping there in Watertown as well.
Are you ready for some fishing when our day of summer hits, if it hits? We may have to just fish all winter this summer, ah?
I have my boat ready to got catch some butts for people as long as the economy holds up & gas prices stay low. Stay low, isn't that funny how this high price is now our low?
This makes one want to find that weather Marmot Punxsutawney Al Gore and slap him for this Global warming stuff does it not?
You take care SPW and keep incouraging OUR Vets.

Revelation 13:16-17

lindalou12462 05/12/12 - 02:27 pm
Herb Stettler

Herb Stettler is a man with the BIGGEST HEART, I know he helped my family when needed and I helped with my donation at First National Bank, I hope EVERYONE will help Herb in his time of crisis.

Linda LeMay

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