Fire destroys home

GUTTED: CFA crews battled a house fire on the Back Porepunkah Road for more than two hours last Friday but were unable to save the property. A Go Fund Me campaign has been started to help the family. INSET: Firemen inspect the damage.

BRIGHT has rallied behind a single mum and her kids who lost all their possessions in a house fire last week.

A crowd funding effort has so far raised more than $4000 for the mother and her three teenage children whose Back Porepunkah Road home was destroyed by fire last Friday.

No one was home at the time of the blaze with CFA crews alerted just before 4pm on Friday when a passing motorist saw smoke billowing from the building.

It took firefighters more than two hours to contain the blaze which is not being treated as suspicious.

Michelle Jessup who moved into the house with her children in December said she was grateful for donations the family had received after a work colleague of hers set up a Go Fund Me campaign on Saturday.

“We just want to thank everyone that has donated, it’s going to really help us get back on our feet,” she said.

To continue reading this story, click here to access our digital edition

Classifieds

By Phone

03 5752 1058

Fax: 03 5752 2627

When to book

Observer & Times Classifieds

3pm Monday

North East Jobs

3pm Friday

Selling a car

Two weeks advertising with picture from only $29

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!