Yarnell Hill Fire: Families try to rebuild their lives after fire

YARNELL, AZ - It's been weeks since the tragedy in Yarnell stopped getting national attention.

The 19 firefighters who died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire have been laid to rest and the rebuilding in Yarnell has begun.

Those who lost their homes in the fire had their lives torn apart and are still in need of help.

Those residents are still sifting through what's left of their lives in the ashes.

And one anonymous donation is helping a couple get on the road to recovery.

Marie Adams got the keys to her new trailer on Thursday. It's on loan while she rebuilds her life and her home.

"Oh, a place to sit and a bed," Adams remarked as she looked around. "Thank you so much."

She's so excited because for the past two weeks she's camped out on her burned-out property, protecting it from possible looters.

She's been sifting through the ashes of what was her home, hoping to find pieces of her life before the fire.

Among the debris Adams was tickled to find a Siamese cat figurine. She says she's finding it's sometimes the littlest things that are meaning the most.

"This is part of the healing process for me to pick up these little things," she says.

She's kept her sense of humor, even when there's nothing funny about her situation.

Adams and her husband have no insurance, so what trickles down in donations is a gift larger than anyone can imagine.

"Right now I'm very thankful," Adams says. "I just don't know how long we're going to have to live in this temporary shelter."

Community Presbyterian Church is the organization collecting the trailers. They've collected nearly a dozen so far and some of the trailers are coming to them full of supplies.

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