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Emergency crews from the Coeur d'Alene fire and police departments give medical attention to 41-year-old Michael R. Brandt Friday, July 24, 2009 after being burned in an auto fire at the Cedar Motel in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.


Theresa Hart is escorted by Army personnel Friday, July 15, 2011 after her son, Idaho Army National Guard soldier Spc. Nicholas W. Newby, was returned to his family during an honorable transfer ceremony in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. A memorial procession followed the event. Newby and fellow soldier Spc. Nathan R. Beyers were attacked by insurgents in Baghdad, Iraq earlier this month.


Mark Kelley, who lives on the Coeur d'Alene River near Enaville, Idaho, pauses as he stands next to his vehicle in frigid waist-deep flood water on Monday, January 17, 2011 as a towing services uses a winch to pull his 1992 Jeep Cherokee up his driveway. Warm temperatures and steady rain has caused flooding and prompted evacuations in the area.


Firefighters from area agencies work to extinguish a house fire on Friday, February 7, 2014 in Hauser, Idaho. Hauser Fire District, Kootenai County Fire and Rescue, Northern Lakes Fire District and Newman Lake Fire and Rescue aided in the effort.


Reid Corta, job foreman for Grace Tree Service, secures a cable to a tree Tuesday, March 30, 2010 while preparing to remove the trunk from a house. The 120-foot dual trunk Ponderosa pine tree split during Monday afternoon's wind storm causing major damage to the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho home.


A trooper with Idaho State Police pauses while processing the scene of a fatal collision Thursday, April 25, 2013 on Highway 41 near Twin Lakes, Idaho.


Law enforcement officers from the Coeur d’Alene Police Department, Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and Idaho State Patrol surround a corner of the Mobil 1 Lube Express on Appleway Avenue while using a camera to check inside a crawl space for suspect who fled police Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.


A firefighter with the Coeur d 'Alene Fire Department positions himself to douse a vehicle fire Friday, November 27, 2009 in the parking lot of Memorial Field. Emergency crews were called to the blaze shortly after 10:30 p.m. in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.


Coeur d'Alene Police prepare 14-year-old Eldon Samuel III for transport to the police department, where he was interviewed and booked Monday, March 24, 2014. The teen was later charged as an adult with two counts of first-degree murder.


Family members console each other after arriving to the scene of a murder-suicide Thursday, January 3, 2013 on Sheridan Avenue in Hayden, Idaho.


James Neils, chief 702 with Hauser Lake Fire Protection District, holds a post as the northeast safety lookout over Lower Fifth Canyon while fighting a July 22, 2013 wildfire at Q'emiln Park in Post Falls, Idaho.


Left: A firefighter sprays water onto a burning tree Monday, July 22, 2013 as crews from several area agencies responded to a wildland fire near Q'Emiln Park in Post Falls, Idaho.
Right: Phletha Wynn, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, pauses while listening to an audio presentation of stories by victims of the sex slave trade Monday, April 6, 2009 during a candlelight vigil hosted by Women's Center, Inc. in partnership with the Human Rights Education Institute to in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.


Jordan Reid, of Northern Ireland, is treated with a bandage by firefighter Mike Fredrick, with the Coeur d'Alene Fire Department, after his family's rental car was involved in a rollover accident Thursday, July 22, 2010 at the intersection of Third Street and Foster Avenue in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The family, who was making their way to Yellowstone National Park, stopped in Coeur d'Alene for lunch when their SUV was struck by a Honda passenger car. Only minor injures were reported.


Jerry Lockman hugs two of his children, Cody, 10, and Lattishia, 12, on Monday, August 11, 2008 during a vigil in honor of his daughter, Elizabeth Lockman, on the one year anniversay of the car accident on US 95 that took her life.


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks to a crowd of about 200 on Friday, December 6, 2013 during a fundraising rally Gov. Butch Otter in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.


A Kootenai County Fire and Rescue firefighter holds his position on hose Wednesday, November 19, 2008 while on duty at a structure fire at a Mica Bay home on Lake Coeur d'Alene. Investigators determined that the fire started in the chimney. There were no injuries reported.


Division Chief for Northern Lake Fire District Brad Van Ert coordinates strategy over his radio while battling a fire at a Hayden, Idaho home on April 7, 2014.


Gail Smith, who has been battling cancer for several years, has seen a decline in her health recently and is reliant on part-time nanny services for her three young children. With medical and other costs piling up, the Smith family is feeling the financial strain.