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74-year-old shrine badly damaged in Yarnell Fire


The Shrine of St. Joseph in Yarnell has taken a big hit from the wildfire.

CBS-5 News has learned that the retreat center, gift shop and several buildings have burned to the ground.

St. Joseph's Shrine has been a place of peace, worship and reflection for 74 years, welcoming folks from all denominations from around the world.

It is run and funded entirely by volunteers, who now hope that the public will rally together and help rebuild a place that has meant so much to so many.

A special account has been set up at Chase Bank to help with the rebuilding effort of the St. Joseph Shrine in Yarnell. The account #983-92-1016,

For more details go to www.stjoseph-shrine.org.

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