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By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Delores Rodriguez family, living at 722 SE Camelot Way, east of Lee, lost their home and their belongings in a fire that occurred early Monday morning, April 9.
According to Lee Volunteer Fire Department Chief Reese Thomas, the call went out at 4:58 a.m. Lee got tanker support from Madison Fire & Rescue and the Pinetta Volunteer Fire Department.
When firefighters arrived on the scene, they saw that the northwest corner of the house and the back of the house were fully engulfed in flames.
Part of the living room and part of one bedroom were saved but it was deemed unfit to be lived in because of fire damage.
Firefighters fought the blaze for over five hours before it was completely put outt,
The Red Cross was notified and they provided assistance to the family.
Rodriguez’s husband was checked out by Madison County EMS after suffering from the effects of the smoke. Her mother and another woman were also checked out by EMS.
The State Fire Marshal determined that faulty wiring was the cause of the blaze.
In addition to the Pinetta and Madison Fire departments and EMS, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office also assisted at the scene.
“We appreciate everyone’s help,” Thomas said. “It was a team effort.”
James Lee von Roden, age 49, died Saturday, March 12, 2011 in Madison.
Funeral services will be 11:00 Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Beggs Funeral Home with burial at Stonewall Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 – 7 PM at Beggs Funeral Home.
He was born in Little Rock, AK and moved to Lee in 1998 coming from Tarpon Springs, Florida. He was the owner and operator of Von’s Auto in Madison, and was Capt. of the Lee Volunteer Fire Dept. He was a member of Lee 1st United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife Shirley von Roden of Lee; 2 daugthers: Lori Salsgiver Dowdy of Lee and Stephanie Kelly of New Port Richey; 2 brothers: Jack von Roden of New Port Rickey and Mark von Roden of Largo; 1 sister, and 4 grandchildren: Zacchary, T. J. Sophia and Abbey.
Donations may be made to the Lee Volunteer Fire Dept., PO box 25, Lee, Florida 32059.
Funeral arrangements by Beggs Funeral Home (850) 973-2258.
Re: Captain James Von Roden of the Lee Community Volunteer Fire Department.
While responding to the fire station, Captain Von Roden collapsed and was transported to the local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. At this time, arrangements are incomplete. For more information, please contact Chief Reese Thomas at 850-464-0393