A fatal house fire at a vacation home in North Carolina killed three Montgomery County residents and injured three more last Friday. The deceased were identified on Monday as 64-year-old Colleen Cohan and her husband William Deeg, 68, of Ashton, Maryland, and 13-year-old Sienna Farr of Silver Spring, Maryland. The three people injured were 48-year-old Laura Volk, 16-year-old Sadie Farr and 55-year-old David Brewer, all of Silver Spring. Volk is Sienna and Sadie’s mother, and the girlfriend of Brewer, per Kill Devil Hills officials. Various reports state that Volk and Brewer remain hospitalized in the burn unit, while Sadie Farr has been released. In less than a day, the community has raised over $25,000 for the family of 13-year-old Sienna Farr.
Per the GoFundMe, funds will go towards a memorial in honor of Sienna Farr and to support expenses for Laura and Sadie as Laura recovers from her injuries. the full text from the fundraiser can be seen below:
“Laura Volk has suffered the most unimaginable loss: the death of her 13-year-old daughter, Sienna. Laura and her two daughters, Sienna and Sadie Farr, were vacationing with family and friends in the Outer Banks town of Kill Devil Hills when their vacation rental house caught fire in the early morning of August 11. Laura incurred severe burns and was flown to a Norfolk, VA hospital with life-threatening injuries. Sadie, a rising junior at Einstein HS, escaped with minor injuries. Sienna died in the fire.
Laura is expected to be in intensive care for at least 4 weeks and in burn recovery for months. She will face extensive, ongoing medical bills in addition to funeral costs for her daughter. It’s unclear when she will be able to return to work in the ecological landscape design business that she owns.
The money we raise will go towards a memorial in honor of Sienna Farr and to support expenses for Laura and Sadie as Laura recovers from her injuries. Laura is known for her generous spirit, often helping others through difficult experiences and volunteering in the community.
Any amount you can contribute will make a difference for her and Sadie during this devastating time. Thank you.”
Photo courtesy of the GoFundMe fundraiser.
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