2 dogs perished in Barre fire

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 January 2014 at 12:00 am

Dede family lost house, possessions in blaze

BARRE A late Friday night fire in bitter cold destroyed the Dede family’s home on East Barre Road and killed their two labs, Raven and Remy.

Linda Dede lived in the house with her son Thadeus, 20, and daughter Elizabeth, 16. The family is staying in a motel until Monday and is looking for an apartment in the village of Albion, said family friend David Krug.

He and other members of New York Revolution have rallied to help the family with clothes and basic necessities. They also are working to get them beds and appliances.

“They have been devastated and they’re down to absolutely nothing,” said Krug.

The family wasn’t injured in the blaze that broke out around 8 p.m. at 14665 East Barre Rd. The fire remains under investigation. The house has been declared a total loss.

“Nobody got hurt – that’s the main thing,” Krug said.