Washington County family determined to rebuild home hit by fire

Posted: January 15, 2018 at 1 a.m.

Tim (from right) and Valerie Wright stand Jan. 6 in the bedroom of one of their sons on the second floor of their Cincinnati home with their children, Will Wright, 5; Isaac Wright, 3; Paul Martinez, 12; and Jon Martinez, 10; after a fire heavily damaged their 1930s-era home Christmas Eve. Without insurance, the Wrights are left to repair the house they have been restoring for the last seven years at their own expense with the help of donations from friends and deep discounts from local companies.

CINCINNATI -- Valerie and Tim Wright could only watch Christmas Eve as a fire tore through much of the 1930s farmhouse they had spent almost seven years renovating.

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The family has kept a blog about their home and farm since 2011. It is at https://twelve-acres.blogspot.com.

Valerie and Tim Wright’s home in the Washington County community of Cincinnati burns Dec. 25.

The Wrights speak to their children outside their home, which was damaged by fire on Christmas Eve.

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