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Photos with story following White family after fire
Date: 11/14/2012 Album ID: 1567050
Photos by Michael G. Seamans
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Waterville firefighters battle a blaze at the corner of Drummond Avenue and Spruce Street in Waterville Wednesday. Authorities blame the fire on faulty wiring in the attic. The fire displaced two families.
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Janet White wipes tears from her cheek as Waterville firefighters battle a blaze that has engulfed her apartment building on the corner Drummond Avenue and Spruce Street in Waterville Wednesday.
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Janet White comforts her son Dakota LaBrie, 11, in the hotel room that has been serving as home for the past seven days. The Whites had very little money at the time of the fire so extended periods of time in a hotel has been very costly.
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Savannah LaBrie, 4, readies a spot for a nap on the floor of the familie's hotel room at the Fireside Inn in Waterville as Janet, back right, and Jeff, back left, discuss housing.
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Rusty Wing, 14, left and his step-brother Dakota LaBrie,11, organized donated goods from charities at their new apartment on King Street in Waterville.
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Jeff White adds a small touch to the families new home as they move in to a new apartment building on King Street in Waterville.
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Raymond and Dakota LaBrie sit on the floor and try to get a donated 12 inch black and white television to work on their first night in the family's new apartment on King Street in Waterville. According to their mother, Janet, this is the first time the children have had their own rooms to sleep in. A positive side to the family's displacement by the fire.
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Jeff White wipes sweat from his brow as he moves in to the family's new apartment on King Street in Waterville.
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Jeff and Janet White share a bed on the right as  Janet's mother Pam LaBrie shares a bed with her granddaughter, Savannah LaBrie, 4, at the Fireside Inn in Waterville.
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Jeff White talks to his step-daughter Savannah LaBrie, 4, in the hotel room that is serving as the family's home after a fire destroyed their apartment building a week earlier.
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Janet White does some laundry with her daughter Savannah in the bathtub in their hotel room at the Fireside Inn in Waterville. The family's financial situation is dire and with no spare money for luxuries like laundry, the family uses the amenities that are available for such tasks.
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Dakota LaBrie, 11, tries to rest on the couch as his brother Raymond, left foreground and step-father Jeff White unpack boxes of donated goods in their new apartment on King Street in Waterville.
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Janet White pushes Savannah in the stroller as Jeff carries the groceries after shopping at Family Dollar in Waterville on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. Their car was also destroyed in the fire leaving the family to rely on friends and family to get around town. On this day they couldn't find a ride and had to walk the two miles from home to the store.
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Janet White pushes Savannah in the stroller as Jeff carries the groceries after shopping at Family Dollar in Waterville on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. Their car was also destroyed in the fire leaving the family to rely on friends and family to get around town. On this day they couldn't find a ride and had to walk the two miles from home to the store.
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Jeff White gives his step-daughter, Savannah LaBrie, 4, a hug at the family's apartment on King Street in Waterville.
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Jeff White sorts his medication at home on King Street in Waterville. White is on medications for  three bulging discs in his lower back and nerve damage that effects the use of his right leg and treatment for depression. White is currently out of work as a carpenter and awaiting approval for disability benefits. He says it's a struggle to not be able to work. It's hard to stay positive when all you want to do is go work.
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Janet White, center, instructs husband Jeff White,left, and son Rusty Wing,14, right, on the interior decor as the family moves in to their new apartment on King Street in Waterville.
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Personal items salvaged from the White's apartment are lied out to dry.
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