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Money raised for family of Seminole deputy after fire destroys home

Donors across country leave well wishes for Investigator Margo Feaser, family

LONGWOOD, Fla. – Two days after a fire destroyed the home of a Seminole County sheriff's deputy, there has been incredible outreach.

A GoFundMe was at $22,000 and counting Wednesday night as donors from across the country left well wishes for Investigator Margo Feaser, her husband and their 2- and 4-year-old children.

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Neighbor Chip Dover was the first to get to the burning home, busting windows to rescue them.

"I'm sure that the medical bills are going to pile up, and if your house is completely gone and every single thing that you own is in there, that's bad. It's really bad," Dover said.

Attention turned as well to a small hero. Retired police and family dog Maxx led firefighters to the children, helping save them.

Maxx is being treated by a vet, while money is raised and the family recovers. Deputies told News 6 they are still in the hospital in serious condition.

Dover said he'll never forget how despite her injuries, Deputy Feaser fought to get back to save her children.

"They were trying to hold her back from going back into that house because there was so much smoke in there, the fact that they could keep her back -- they had to really restrain her cause she was very, very determined to go back in there," Dover said.

The home was a complete loss; donations can be made to the GoFundMe or contributions may be made via check to the "Seminole County Sheriff's Office Employee Benevolent Fund" and sent to 100 Bush Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773, attention: "Feaser Family Fund."