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Benefit for Eastside Gateway fire victims

Posted at 11:38 PM, Mar 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 23:38:12-05

LANSING, Mich. — A fundraiser Friday night benefits a Lansing businesswoman after a fire ripped through her small business incubator in Lansing.

That fire early last month also killed a 43-year-old Lansing man.

Funds are being raised to help the owner, Yvonne Lefave.

The fire on Feb. 3 tore through the building and destroyed everything inside.

Small businesses that called the incubator home are hoping to raise money for Lefave.

The money from Friday night's spaghetti dinner and silent auction will go toward helping her get back on her feet.

The fundraiser ends at 8 p.m. and is at the Allen Market Place, at 1611 E. Kalamazoo St. in Lansing.

Organizers are hoping people will make donations of $10 to help out.

Friends are also rallying to help clean-up the site. They're looking for volunteers to clean and salvage what they can.

If you'd like to help, visit the Facebook event page.

Investigators say they still have not determined what caused that fire.