Help Sought For Burn Victim

A fundraising campaign on GoFundMe.com has been started for a man who was badly burned in a Redding structure fire last week. Redding Fire Department investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire Thursday morning at Oregon and Shasta Streets. A first alarm response was able to extinguish it within about a half hour but extensive mop-up and overhaul kept fire personnel on scene for 7 hours. The occupant of the building, Chet Sunde, suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns to 50% of his body. He’s now in the UC Davis Burn Center. The building was his home and office. The Fire Department estimates damage to the building at $100,000 plus another $50,000 worth of contents. With a deep interest in local history, Chet apparently had an extensive collection of items that were destroyed in the fire.