Relatives of a family left homeless after a 5-alarm fire are raising money for their support on a GoFundMe page.
“I am fundraising for my nephew and his family who has lost everything in a fire, including their cats and dog. Early this morning, a fire spontaneously erupted in their daughter’s bedroom and rapidly engulfed the entire home. Because of how quickly the fire escalated, they were unable to grab any belongings in their search for safety outdoors. If you could please make a donation and help a family in need it would be greatly appreciated” writes the page’s creator, Erin Washington.
Washington seeks to raise $25 thousand, of which close $7,000 had been raised as of this writing.
The place broke out at around 3:00 a.m. at 10 Irving St. Seven firefighters were injured and 18 people displaced, according to ABC7 Eyewitness News.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.