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Neighbors offer support to Lansdowne man after house fire
Neighbors offer support to Lansdowne man after house fire

On Nov. 19, Jake "Shorty" Miller lost family photos, furniture and collector's items in a fire that destroyed the house he built nearly 50 years ago on Hazel Avenue in Lansdowne. Miller, 83, known by neighbors as the "unofficial mayor of Lansdowne," said he built the house for his wife, Rose, who died 15 years ago, and their two sons. It's been nearly a month since the fire. Miller is getting by with help from family, friends and neighbors as he waits for his home to be rebuilt. "It was 2:45 a.m. on Wednesday morning, 19 degrees outside, and I heard a big bang," Miller said. "I lost everything — my wedding ring and my wife's...

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