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Local Family Suffers a Second Hardship In Less Than a Year

Posted at: 03/26/2013 6:42 PM
By: Laura Lee

 (ABC 6 News) -- Several months after losing their daughter in a texting and driving crash, a local family is once again experiencing hardship.

Dejanerah "Deej" Logan died less than eight months ago and Tuesday we've learned the Logan workshop near Pine Island was destroyed in a fire.

The woodworking shop that went up in flames was part of Logan Furniture in Rochester.

The fire happened just before 10 a.m. Tuesday morning in Dodge County.

Dodge County Fire Department says the shop is a total loss.

ABC 6 News spoke with a family friend -- who is organizing a fundraiser to set up a scholarship in "Deej's" name -- about how the family is doing during this difficult time.

"You just hate to see something like this happen to any family, but this is a family we know and it's very devastating not only to their family but to the entire community," says Bob Eustice.

If you would like to make a donation, they also have a bank account set up for the family at Security Bank in Byron.

The fundraiser is on May 5th.