Fire destroys Loretto home on April 13

Fire engulfs the Kimberly Christo home at Loretto on April 13.
Fire destroyed the home of Kimberly Christo and her nine-year-old daughter, Paxtyn, on Wednesday afternoon, April 13
A passing motorist noticed the smoke and called the fire into 911 at 2:14 p.m. No one was home at the time.
Albion Fire & Rescue responded with eight units and 19 personnel, and was on the scene for about four hours. Petersburg Fire Department assisted in mutual aid.
State Fire Marshal’s office investigated. The cause could not be pinpointed, but was believed to be electrical in nature, according to Fire Chief Bruce Benne.
A fundraising effort has begun for Kimberly and her daughter.
Chief Benne has declared a total burning ban for the Albion Fire District due to dry conditions.