DPW employees raise money for colleague after house fire

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Workers at a local DPW are pitching in to help after a fire gutted colleague's home.

A few weeks ago, a fire started in a car at Nick Colabella's home in Monroe and spread to his house. It happened on the same day as his grandmother's funeral.

Co-workers at the New Canaan DPW started an online fundraiser to help Colabella.

It neared its $10,000 goal Tuesday.

“It is really nice to see, and it is going to be a great help for a guy that needs it,” says Highway Superintendent Mose Saccary.

Friends say Colabella is still staying at a hotel. News 12 is told that he hopes he will be able to find a more permanent place to stay with his family.

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