Community comes together to help owners of local campground

Created: 07/07/2014 6:22 PM WHEC.com
By: Pat Taney

A LeRoy family is picking up the pieces after losing everything in a house fire. At the same time, the homeowners are dealing with a lawsuit involving a campground they own.

Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused a large house to go up in flames early Saturday morning. According to homeowners, firefighters think a battery charger that was left plugged in played a role. No one was seriously hurt. The homeowners, Gregory and David Luetticke-Archbell, along with their three children, were not home at the time.

The family owns the Frost Ridge Campground in LeRoy, which faces two lawsuits.They will head to court next month. The lawsuits claim that concerts at Frost Ridge are too loud and violate zoning laws. There has been a temporary ban on outdoor concerts and the family is concerned their camp could go out of business. Now, they've lost items that were priceless.

David Luetticke-Archbell said, “When we moved out here, we scaled down to what we could fit in an RV, just things that had meaning because they came from a parent or grandparent.”

The good news is an online fundraiser has raised more than $2,200 to help the family replace its belongings.


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