DRAIN, Ore. — A fire destroyed a business and attached housing area in Drain this weekend. Now the small town is working to help the family that lost their home and business.
Fire investigators worked to figure out what caused a three story building to burn down this weekend. A two-alarm fire destroyed the building Sunday afternoon. As fire crews worked to mop up hot spots Monday.
Community members banded together to help the family who lived in a section of the business. Drain residents say Terrie Cosby owns the Trading Post and she and her five children live on the ground floor of the building, destroyed in the blaze.
Residents describe Cosby as hardworking and kind, which is why one woman is setting up a garage sale to raise money for the family.
“This is one of the beauties of the small town, and it’s word travels fast and we pretty much know each other through either word of mouth or family or neighbors or church and when we have a disaster like this the town usually comes together and pitches in,” said resident Georgia Richmond.
Church members at the Drain Church of Christ set up a fund for the family at the US Bank in Drain. They’re also taking donations at the church.