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Single Father, 4 Sons Escape House Fire


A fire on Thursday morning badly damaged the Lake Toxaway home of School Board candidate George Welyczko and his four sons.

Welyczko said he had been asleep and woke up to go to the bathroom in the Reno Drive manufactured home when he saw the fire.

"It must have been something electrical, and as soon as I saw it, I tried to put it out," Welyczko said.

After attempting to control the fire, the 36-year-old Welyczko realized it was too late and immediately woke up his four sons, ages 6 to 12.

He said if he hadn't got up to go to the bathroom, "we would have all been dead."

"We lost everything...

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