Free Weekend Flea Market Held For Victims of Butte Fire

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The vision of a couple of woman to help their neighbors after the devastating Butte Fire has become a reality this weekend. A free flea market dedicated to victims of the fire kicked off Friday and wraps up Sunday.

B Secured Self Storage in Angels Camp donated eight units to store the goods. The market opened for business bringing dozens out to shop for everything from furniture to diapers.

Flea market coordinator Susan Yonder explained how she came up with the idea to organize the event, "These people have absolutely nothing and a lot of them were uninsured and under insured and it's like what can we do to make their lives easier?"

Christine Perry's mom lost her home in the devastating fire, but picking up some Christmas decorations is giving the family a little sense of normalcy, "Trying to get her feeling like she's at home again. Just something to comfort her give her that feeling when she wants to decorate."

Perry said she doesn't know what her family would have done without the generosity of donations that flooded in from all across the country.

The flea market concludes Sunday. It will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at B Secured Self Storage in Angels Camp. All you need to shop is FEMA or Red Cross registration to prove you were affected by the fire.

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