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Community bands together for family affected by fire.

Byline: Jan Gottesman

CLINTON - Community members are already planning how to help a family, whose house was damaged in a fire Tuesday night. Donation programs have been set up at both Clinton Elementary and Clinton Middle schools, where the three boys attend classes.

Firefighters were called to 32 Nathan Drive, at 8:42 p.m., for a fire that ripped through a single-family home. Assessors' records show the owners as Charles and Jacquelyn Kolodgy.

According to Fire Chief Richard Hart, three occupants were taken to Clinton Hospital, and one was then transferred to UMass Medical Center. Two were released Tuesday evening, the third Wednesday morning.

A pet dog was lost in the fire.

About $400,000 in damage was done to the house.

The cause is still under investigation. Appears to be accident

Monetary and gift card donations can be made at the Clinton Elementary School front office, through Ellen Turini; clothing and item donations can be sent in to the office as well and will be collected by the boys' teachers, Lisa Philbin and Joanne Brodmerkle.

The school is located at 100 Church St., Clinton, (978) 365-4230.

At Clinton Middle School, Principal Michael Vetros is handling all donations through his front office.

The middle school is at 100 West Boylston St., Clinton, (978) 365-4220.

A fund has been set up at Clinton Savings Bank to help the family. Send donations to: Kolodgy Family Relief Fund, c/o Clinton Savings Bank, 200 Church St., Clinton MA 01510.



CUTLINE: The house at 32 Nathan Drive, Clinton.
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Date:Apr 6, 2012
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