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Online fundraising campaign raises thousands for Tyler Doohan's funeral

Updated: 01/23/2014 7:14 AM
Created: 01/23/2014 6:45 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

An online fundraising campaign has raised enough money to pay for the funeral of an 9-year-old East Rochester boy who died while trying to rescue his disabled grandfather from a burning mobile home.
    
The page set up on YouCaring.com for Tyler Doohan says more than $48,000 has been raised.
    
Officials say Tyler alerted relatives to the fire early Monday morning inside his grandfather's trailer home and six of them escaped. They say Tyler died while trying to rescue his grandfather, who used a wheelchair and crutches after losing a leg.
    
Fire officials say Tyler's body was found just a few feet from his grandfather. An uncle also died.
    
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.



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