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Couple uses burned trees to rebuild home

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DENVER (KUSA) -

Two years after Curt Busby and Kelly O'Donnell's home burned during Colorado's Crystal Fire of 2011, the two have taken it upon themselves to cut down burned trees, mill them, and get them ready for rebuilding their home.

It's an effort that many fire victims likely think about, but never do, because it takes so much time and effort.

"The process of cleaning up the mess, which is still underway, is really tough," Busby said. "Some people are just paying to have the trees cut down, and hauled away.

Busby and his wife have spent six months cutting the trees down themselves. He bought a saw mill, which they use to cut the burned sections off the tree so the wood can be used for their new home.

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