Offers pour in to help family after fire

OFFERS of help have poured in for a Rowella family who lost everything in a house fire on Sunday. 

The fire on Brodies Road destroyed the property, causing between $450,000 to $500,000 damage. 

A brand new car parked in the driveway was also incinerated in the blaze.

The young family of five were out at the time, but sadly a dog, cat and some baby kittens are understood to have perished in the fire.

A Facebook site to help the victims was quickly set up by an interstate family member.

``Family lose everything in fire Please Help'' has attracted a strong response with people all over Australia  offering everything from beds, clothing and money.

``You guys are truly beautiful, I am having trouble keeping up with the amount of people helping my family, I did not expect this type of response,'' the site's creator  posted following the response. 

The family now has a house to stay in and a caravan has been loaned by neighbours, according to the site.

The Tasmania Fire Service has  completed its investigation deeming the cause to be accidental.

It's understood that at the time the family had left the home due to a power outage.

The fire, which appears to have started in the home about 2.30pm,  soon spread  to surrounding grassland sparking a fear of bushfires.

The service was quick to respond with about 35 firefighters from the region attending and took about 45 minutes to put out. 


 Kings Meadows News and Lotto and Meadow Mews News and Lotto have set up a donation tin.

 Donations are being accepted at the Legana Bakery. 

Donations can be made to Trustee Lynda Julie Hughes As Trustee For Kellie Stumpe. Westpac Bank,  Mandurah Forum, BSB 736192 Account # 536353. 

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