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Donations sought for family recovering from fire

Savanna woman remains in critical condition

SAVANNA – Friends and family are accepting donations to help a Savanna woman recovering from injuries suffered in a Feb. 10 house fire that also forced her family to relocate.

Sharon Irvine, 49, suffered second- and third-degree burns over 45 percent of her body and injured her back after jumping from the second floor of her home at 1712 Portland Ave.

She remains in critical condition at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, but has responded to relatives and can move her toes, her sister-in-law, Denise Irvine-Carr, said.

The family’s two dogs died. Irvine’s husband, Donald Irvine, 48, and their 16-year-old daughter, Krystina, were not home at when the fire broke out.

The family has found a trailer to live in temporarily, but still need all kinds of household items, Irvine-Carr said.

“A benefit is planned for March 29 at Manny’s in Savanna, from noon to 4 p.m. The cost is $15 per person, with tacos and pizza,” Irvine-Carr said.

Further details on the benefit are being worked out.

Monetary donations for the Irvines can be made at any Savanna Thomson State Bank location, including:

• 302 Main St., Savanna.

• 2006 state Route 84, Thomson.

• 703 S. East St., Mount Carroll.

Clothing and small items can be dropped off from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Right Lane Motors, 1960 S. 21st St. in Clinton, Iowa.

Donors who cannot travel to the Clinton location, or who have large item donations, can call Irvine-Carr at 815-499-8428.

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