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Family finds the strength to carry on, rebuild after Rice Fire


Last updated 10/16/2008 at Noon

Kelly Burke-Chavez (left) shows off her recently rebuilt home to a family friend. Burke-Chavez

The flames of the Rice Canyon Fire swept through Fallbrook last year, leaving a path of devastation and destruction behind. Many families who lost their homes had to find the inner strength to carry on and move forward. Kelly Burke-Chavez and her loved ones are one of those families.

The Chavez home site, where they have lived for five years, is nestled off of Yucca Road in an area of panoramic canyon views.

When the family received official evacuation orders from the Sheriff’s Department the afternoon of October 22, 2007, they thought their home would remain unscathed.

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