Fundraising campaign launched to help McLeod family after fire


January 25, 2023

Linda Rumbolt

BURNING QUESTIONS – Authorities are probing the cause of a fire last Tuesday that leveled the house that Tyrone McLeod was building off Indian Road. Neither he nor his children were at the structure when the blaze started. A fundraising effort has begun to help recoup the family's losses.

A La Conner man's lifelong dream and five years of his hard work quickly went up in smoke last week.

Tyrone McLeod lost to fire on Tuesday, Jan. 17 the house he had been building on family property off Indian Road. McLeod is perhaps best known for having built the elaborate rampway at the former Dorsten residence on Morris Street west of the Firehall Kitchen and Taphouse,

"They weren't moved in yet, everyone is okay," McLeod's mother, retired La Conner Schools staff member Linda Rumbolt, told the Weekly News Wednesday morning, "but Tyrone lost all his tools and equipment. He had just fini...

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