In August, a teenager intentionally set fire to three separate buildings at Miracle Mountain Ranch in Warren County. Now, just two months later, the rumble has been cleared, and crews are laying the foundation for the future.
And it's all happening, thanks to the generosity of so many.
"We've had about $225,000 in donations that have come in toward rebuilding the barns," said Mark Brenner, Chief Financial Officer at Miracle Mountain Ranch. "It's been amazing to see that what someone else meant for evil, that God meant for good."
Donations have been a big part of the rebuild process. They lost 6,000 bales of hay in the fire, and they got 9,000 bales, filling one room from floor to ceiling, thanks to the donations from people just wanting to help them get back on their feet.
"It was amazing to see even the very first day, pick up truck loads of hay, semi loads of hay," said Brenner.
That hay came in from as far away as Indiana and Ohio. Even the critters that were lost in the Critter Corral fire, were donated.
As tragic as these fires were for the ranch, seeing the support from the community and complete strangers, gave them faith that things will get back to normal.
"It just warms your heart and helps you know that everybody's with you," said Brenner. "We're in this together, and when trials come, it's nice to know there's people there that have your back."
One of the barns, that houses the horses, will be finished this winter, the others this spring.
Charges have been filed against the teenager who started that fire.