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November 16, 2013

Immediate action called for on burned building


Earlier this month, Limato returned home from the Clark Burn Treatment Center of SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, where she had been receiving treatment since the Sept. 20 fire, according to a Nov. 2 post signed by Limato on the webpage.

She will continue outpatient rehabilitation at a hospital in New York City, she said.

Limato wrote that her arms and hands can “still function properly.

“As upsetting and painful as you all would assume this has been for me, I have to tell you all that I have never been so grateful for the past 21 years of life and the years to come,” Limato wrote.

“I am determined to move forward, and even this will not hold me back from my future.”

She added that she has chosen to not respond to online posts and other attempts to reach her. She could not be reached by the Press-Republican.

“It is amazing that sometimes it takes something as horrible as what I’ve been through to truly understand who is really there for you,” she wrote.


In his job as an adult care manager at Behavioral Health Services North, Danny Johnson offers help to those who need it.

The tables were turned when he lost his home at 15 Couch St., he said.

Johnson woke up that night to smoke in the bedroom of his second-floor apartment.

“I was the person that was knocking on doors, that was trying to get people out.”

After he made it outside, he watched the building burn with all his possessions inside.

He is still looking for his two calico cats, Happy and Content.

Firefighters told him they didn’t find the remains of the felines.

“I lost everything,” he said.

At work, Johnson received calls from people looking to help him.

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