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Raceway helps raise funds for family displaced by house fire


Last updated 12/8/2020 at 2:35pm

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This photo shows the Olson family property in the Midway neighborhood after a Nov. 10 fire destroyed their homes.

Pikes Peak International Raceway (PPIR) is hosting a holiday fundraiser for a Fountain Valley family whose home was destroyed in a fire. On Nov. 10, three houses in the Midway neighborhood south of Fountain, inhabited by Melissa Olson, her son and her parents, burned down in a fire. Since the houses were in a rural location and used cistern water, insurance companies would not cover the properties. At the moment, Olson's parents are living in a mobile home as the family looks for new lodging or rebuilt homes.

Fortunately, PPIR has stepped in to help. The raceway is offering people a chance...

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