Holley family loses home in fire

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 December 2013 at 12:00 am

Here is a photo of the dogs. Gracie is the black dog. If you spot or find them, call Kathy Smith (Orleans County Animal Control) at (585) 589-5528 or Sandy at (585) 331-8215.

HOLLEY – A family lost its house to a fire late Saturday night just as the ice storm was hitting.

David and Gloria Gustke weren’t home at 2605 Monroe-Orleans Countyline Rd., when the fire broke out. Firefighters from 10 companies battled the blaze.

Mr. Gustke, on his Facebook page, thanked the community for its support after the fire.

“We are overwhelmed by everyone’s kindness, prayers, and generosity,” he wrote. “This reminds me of how much I love my family and my community. Thank you so much!”

He asked people to help locate the family’s three dogs: Gracie, Bert and Ernie. The house was located about a mile north of Route 104.