Posted: Jul 18, 2013 5:12 PM by Connie Tran, KSBY News
Updated: Jul 18, 2013 8:34 PM
The 16-year old girl, Jazzmin Landey, who was severely burned in a house fire in Orcutt in June is doing better, but still has a long way to go, according to family members.
As of Thursday morning, Landey's brother said she is in critical but stable condition at a burn center in Los Angeles.
She underwent her fourth surgery on Tuesday, and has burns covering 45% of her body, according to her brother.
The Orcutt community gathered together last Wednesday, July 10th and put together a fundraiser to benefit Jazzmin and the Landey family.
Trattoria Uliveto, an Italian restaurant in Old Orcutt, hosted the fundraiser and raised more than $7,000 for Jazzmin and her family.
Far Western Tavern and the Hitching Post also donated gift cards to the event.
Restaurant president and co-owner, Jim Spallino, said that his own home is around the corner from Jazzmin's house that burned down and that there was no question about helping the family while they are in need.
"It's a tribute to our local Orcutt community. Everybody pitched in, and the attitude of everybody coming in was 'this is such a great thing we want to help them.' So it makes us feel great," said Spallino.
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department said that the cause of the house fire is most likely accidental, but the investigation is still ongoing.
The family has set up a donation fund, under Jazzmin Landey's name, at Wells Fargo locations across the Central Coast.
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