5th Grader Organizes Fundraiser For Beulah Fire Victims

BEULAH, Colo. (CBS4)– People in Beulah have banded together after a fire destroyed homes and forced the entire town to evacuate last week.

The fire caused about $4.5 million in damage, including eight homes that were destroyed, in the town southwest of Pueblo. The fire was accidentally started by a CDOT worker’s construction equipment.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

A 5th grade student was so sad to hear about the fire, she decided to help the victims.

“My grandma and I put together a bake sale to help the community up in Beulah where the fire hit and near the fire. We’ve raised over $100 today, not including the change,” said 5th grader Morgan Johnson.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Morgan also collected donations like clothes and bedding for the victims who lost everything. There’s another fundraiser on Saturday at South Park Elementary School in Pueblo.

Wildfire Resources

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Wildfire Photo Galleries

– See images from the most destructive wildfires (Black Forest, Waldo Canyon, High Park and Fourmile) and largest wildfire (Hayman) in Colorado history.


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