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Bob and his dog Hitch lost their home in the Empire Fire in Georgetown Saturday. The fast moving fire burned 38 acres in the south part of town before crews could stop it. Trish Cimmarusti and her husband own Black sheep Satellite and they thought their business was lost Saturday afternoon as well.
Nearly 100 homes were evacuated. In spite of the fast action of fire crews, Bob’s home was lost but he and Hitch escaped in their truck but not much else. Trish says Bob didn’t have fire insurance.
With the upcoming Georgetown Founders Day Celebration, The community ogf Georgetown in of El Dorado County will be hosting a fundraising booth for Bob and Hitch. The Chamber will also have free hot dogs for donations for the Georgetown Fire Department. The Founders Day Celebration and parade is set for September 22nd on Main Street in Georgetown.