August 6, 2014

Fire burns rural house to ground

By Annette Tait

There’s more to Luella “Lu” Isaak than meets the eye. The side of Isaak most often seen is the kind, gentle, caring woman known to her friends and family, and to the people she helped at the social services office in Center where she worked for more than 30 years.
There is also another side that surfaces when needed – a strong, fiercely determined survivor who is going to rebuild … again.
Isaak was wakened by her golden retriever, Abby, around 11 p.m. Tuesday, July 29. At first Isaak thought the dog needed to go out. Then she saw the real reason Abby had disturbed her.
“I sat up in bed and looked out the patio door,” Isaak said. “I could see the light in the garage window.”
The bright orange and yellow light Isaak saw was the fire burning her garage. She grabbed her glasses, purse and cell phone, took Abby by the collar and headed out of the house.
“The car was a big ball of fire,” Isaak said. “I could see it because the garage door had fallen down.”
About the time Isaak and Abby left the house, Isaak’s grandson, Jyler, arrived to check on his grandma. He used her cell phone to call 9-1-1.
“I wanted to go back in and get my hearing aids, but Jyler kept pushing me back,” she said. “We just had to wait. I know it wasn’t long before the firemen got here, but when you’re waiting, it feels like forever.”
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Fire burns rural house to ground
Isaak grateful for support received from family, friends and the community
By Annette Tait

There’s more to Luella “Lu” Isaak than meets the eye. The side of Isaak most often seen is the kind, gentle, caring woman known to her friends and family, and to the people she helped at the social services office in Center where she worked for more than 30 years.
There is also another side that surfaces when needed – a strong, fiercely determined survivor who is going to rebuild … again.
Isaak was wakened by her golden retriever, Abby, around 11 p.m. Tuesday, July 29. At first Isaak thought the dog needed to go out. Then she saw the real reason Abby had disturbed her.
“I sat up in bed and looked out the patio door,” Isaak said. “I could see the light in the garage window.”
The bright orange and yellow light Isaak saw was the fire burning her garage. She grabbed her glasses, purse and cell phone, took Abby by the collar and headed out of the house.
“The car was a big ball of fire,” Isaak said. “I could see it because the garage door had fallen down.”

 


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