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Home rebuilt by Habitat for Humanity after fire

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Rebuilding a home after a fire was something the Habitat for Humanity never saw coming.

With just a few months from being finished, a fire tore through an Evansdale Habitat for Humanity home's attic in March, destroying the home's support structure.

Volunteers had to start over from scratch.

"We were really disappointed to figure out that it would be in the best interest to rebuild, but at the same time, I think it's given us a lot of peace of mind, knowing that the family is going to have a brand-new house in perfect condition," said Ali Parrish, executive director of the Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity.

Now the home is back on track and, once again, it's a few months away from being completed.

Habitat for Humanity says the two people that will move here can soon call it "home."

That is all thanks to countless volunteers who put in a lot of time and work.

"Everybody here has a good attitude," Parrish said. "Even other affiliates from across the state just said, 'We are here to help however we can,' and that is just the Habitat way."
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