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Father lost all but his most precious possessions in the North Hudson fire

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The extent of his losses was just starting to register with Howard Evans two days after fire destroyed his residence and all he owned.


"I mean, you name it. Anything you think of, I lost it," he said as if he still didn't quite believe it himself. "A pair of pants and socks is all I had."

All except for what is most dear to him - his children Raymond, 11, Caitlyn, 8, and Justin, 3, as well as his own life.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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