Boccata Owners’ Centralia Home Damaged in Fire Tuesday; Two Dogs Die in Blaze

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Darin and Kim Harris were attending a funeral on Oct. 26 when they learned their family home had caught fire.

At 11:20 a.m. on Oct. 26, the Riverside Fire Authority received multiple reports of smoke rising from the roof of a single-family residence in the 800 block of North Pearl Street and when they arrived, they found heavy fire on the first floor.

The Harrises rushed home to find crews with Riverside, Chehalis Fire, Lewis County Fire District 6 and Thurston County Fire had extinguished the fire, but their home had suffered a severe amount of damage.

“We are blessed to have a wonderful support system of family and friends. Mostly we are saddened that the circumstances resulted in the loss of our two beloved dogs,” the couple, who co-own Boccata Restaurant in downtown Centralia, posted to the restaurant’s Facebook page on Wednesday.

The couple closed the business for the day so they could work toward filing an insurance claim, announcing Boccata would reopen at 11 a.m. on Thursday.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

A GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign has been launched: https://www.gofundme.com/f/darin-kim-harris-fire-fund?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=unknown&utm_campaign=comms_qgp8+darin-kim-harris-fire-fund

 

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