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Benefit raises thousands for firefighters who lost homes

Posted: September 11, 2016 12:56 p.m.
Updated: September 11, 2016 12:56 p.m.
Attendees gather Saturday for a barbecue which was held at Rancho Deluxe Film Studio in Canyon Country benefiting four firefighters and their families who lost their homes in the Sand Fire. Attendees gather Saturday for a barbecue which was held at Rancho Deluxe Film Studio in Canyon Country benefiting four firefighters and their families who lost their homes in the Sand Fire.
Attendees gather Saturday for a barbecue which was held at Rancho Deluxe Film Studio in Canyon Country benefiting four firefighters and their families who lost their homes in the Sand Fire.
Attendees are served food at a barbecue which was held at Rancho Deluxe Film Studio in Canyon Country benifiting four firefighters and their families who lost their homes in the Sand Fire. On the menu Saturday evening was tri-tip, chicken, corn, beans and garlic toast. Food was served in the the Rancho Deluxe Man Cave filming set. Attendees are served food at a barbecue which was held at Rancho Deluxe Film Studio in Canyon Country benifiting four firefighters and their families who lost their homes in the Sand Fire. On the menu Saturday evening was tri-tip, chicken, corn, beans and garlic toast. Food was served in the the Rancho Deluxe Man Cave filming set.
Attendees are served food at a barbecue which was held at Rancho Deluxe Film Studio in Canyon Country benifiting four firefighters and their families who lost their homes in the Sand Fire. On the menu Saturday evening was tri-tip, chicken, corn, beans and garlic toast. Food was served in the the Rancho Deluxe Man Cave filming set.
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A benefit held at Rancho Deluxe Film Studio in Canyon Country Saturday raised $10,000 for four firefighters and their families who lost their homes in the Sand fire.

The barbecue dinner, which was attended by about 200 people, was put on by Rancho Deluxe in partnership with the San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys branch of Habitat for Humanity.

“While they were out fighting fires, their homes were burning, so we thought we’d do something to give back to them,” said Steve Arklin, Owner of Rancho Deluxe Film Studio. “(This event is) to show appreciation for the hard working men and women of this community who are willing to put their lives on the line to save our properties.”

Ramon Chavez is one of the four firefighters who lost his home during the Sand fire.

“We were there until the very last second,” Chavez recalled of the fire approaching the place where he, his wife and their three children called home.

Chavez was inspired to see all the support.

“I think sometimes it’s overlooked just how good this community really is, it really gives us hope.”

Congressman Steve Knight and Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar were among those who attended the event.

“This shows how Santa Clarita, in particular Sand Canyon, comes together and says thank you to our fire department,” Kellar said. “We are heartfelt in our appreciation and sadness for those firefighters who lost their homes.”

The Sand fire burned 41,432 acres in the Santa Clarita Valley and Angeles National Forest in July, destroying 18 homes and killing one person.

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