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Nipomo girl raises thousands for children of fallen firefighters

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A Nipomo girl has launched a fundraiser to benefit the children of firefighters who have died on the front lines of wildfires. 

Kylee Segraves and her daughter, five-year-old Faye, have been at home while husband and dad Johnny Segraves has been fighting the Thomas Fire.

"He's been gone pretty much all fire season with the crews," Kylee said.

When Faye heard of the recent death of a firefighter on that same fire, she asked if there was any way she could help raise money to buy presents for his children and others who have lost their parents.

"I have raised $112," Faye said on Monday.

But by Tuesday, her online fundraiser had raised more than $3,000. The money will go to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation, specifically its "Santa Fund."

"I think they have 84 children this year that have mommies or daddies who lost their life fighting the fire, so they send presents so they can have something a little extra under their tree," Kylee said.

"They are going to give this money to people who have lost their daddies on the fire," Faye added.

"It's just been a really good example of how someone so little can make such an impact and it's been a good lesson for her," Kylee said.

Faye's goal is to raise $5,000. To donate, click here.

Faye Segraves, 5, is collecting donations for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation's Santa Fund

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