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Benefit In Honor of Bracken County Fire Victims

On Saturday evening, the small community of Brooksville, Kentucky came together to remember the victims of a fire that killed 5 people in July.

The purpose of the event was to raise money to help the surviving family member and recognize the efforts of the first responders who helped fight the fire.

Rani Doss and her 4 children were killed when flames tour through the home. Her husband, Keith survived. He was taken by medical helicopter to University Hospital. People at Saturday's event said that Keith Doss has been released from the hospital.

Local 12 reporter Adam Clements was at the benefit. About 600 people live in Brooksville, Kentucky and he said it seemed as if almost the whole town was at the event.

A children's choir performed. There were also numerous fundraising activities including raffles and a dunking booth.

Craig Hester, who is Brooksville's mayor and is also a firefigthter, was there the night of the fire. He was asked what it felt like to see the home burning.

"Helplessness is the only things you can say. There was nothing we could do, nothing we could say to make anything any better. It was just really bad," he said.

"He lost all his posessions and his family. It's just unbelievable. I can only imagine what he's going through. It's gotta be touch. I feel for him and this whole community feels for him."

 

 

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