Donations now being accepted to assist victims of Brown Street fire

Donations of clothing and money will be accepted at the Nevada Appeal offices on Mallory Way through March 23 for a Carson City family who lost their home to an electrical fire last week.

The Nevada Appeal will not be able to accept donations of food because there is no way to store it.

James and Christine Thornhill, their adult daughter, adult son, daughter-in-law and four young grandchildren were sharing a townhouse on Brown Street to save money to buy a home.

An electrical fire, believed to have started in wiring above a ceiling fan in the kitchen, destroyed their home.

Everything they owned was lost, including pictures, clothes, shoes, electronics, furniture, dirt bikes, according to Thornhill.

The clothing sizes are as follows:

Young girls' clothing sizes in sizes 5, 6 and 16. Shoe sizes for the girls are 5/6 and 6.5 in women's.

The women's shoe sizes are 7/8, 6.5 and 8.5

The men's shoe sizes are 11 and 10.5

Women's clothing in pants are size 12 and in shirts and jackets sizes large, medium, 2X.

Men's clothing in shirts size extra large, pants sizes 36-by-34 and 38-by-34.

Boy's clothing in size 5.


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