Naples area family loses home to fire
August 7, 2012
A Naples area family lost their home and
belongings to fire this morning, and friends and
family are rallying to give aid, and calling on
the community to help.
Fortunately, that family was away at the time,
and no one, including those who responded, were
South Boundary Fire was the first dispatched and
first to arrive on scene, which was initially
called out at 10:04 a.m., and not only was the
home at 879 Green Pasture Road fully engulfed
when they arrived and torching off surrounding
trees; it belonged to two of their members.
"When we arrived on scene it was thought that
the occupants were in the home," South Boundary
Fire Chief Tony Rohrwasser said. "All the family
vehicles were there. We later found out the
family had gone to Sandpoint with a friend.
In addition to South Boundary, Boundary
Volunteer Ambulance, Paradise Valley and the
Idaho Department of Lands responded and assisted
with the blaze. As yet, no cause has been
determined and an investigation is underway.
According to a family member, Roger Kramer Sr.,
his wife, Vicky and their grandson, Casey, who
lived with them, lost nearly everything, and
they are in need of clothing and household
They are staying temporarily with another family
Vicky wears women's pants and shirts size 2/3X;
Casey, 15, a junior member of South Boundary
Fire, wears junior boys size 16 slim, and Roger,
a SBFD support person, wears men's size 30-32
pants and 3x shirts.
They are also in need of typical household items
as well; sheets, blankets, kitchen utensils,
food and more.
As always in such circumstances, South Boundary
Fire has opened the doors of Station 1, 20
Stagecoach Road, Naples, as a collection point
for a family in need.
Monetary donations and care packages can be
mailed c/o Roger Kramer Sr., P.O. Box 148,
Naples, ID 83847. An account for the family has
been established at Wells Fargo Bank and
donations may be made at any branch.
"Anything you can spare for the family will be
quite a blessing," Vicky's cousin said.