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The fire Wednesday on Main Street destroyed a two-family home and displaced all of its occupants, including the aunt of Mount Pleasant police Officer Nicole Schiro.

Schiro’s aunt, Susan Carstensen-Peterson lost everything in the fire. Racine firefighters were able to save her cats.

Schiro said her aunt is one of nine siblings in a large, close family and she didn’t have much before the blaze destroyed her home.

“She didn’t have much and now she has nothing,” Schiro told Racine County Eye.

To help her aunt get back on her feet, Schire set up a GoFundMe page with a goal of $3,500. In just a few hours of the page going live, neighbors had given $580.

Schiro posted this on the fundraising page:

“Though she has never really had many “things” in her life, the one thing she has always had is a big heart. She is a loving and devoted mother to her two older children, both whom rushed to their mother’s side when word of the fire got out. Please help us help Aunt Susan put the pieces back together.”

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