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HOUSE BLAZE: GoFundMe page set up to help family after Maidstone house fire

Friday 17th January 2020

AN ONLINE collection has been launched to help the family whose house was damaged by fire yesterday.

A child was rescued from the roof of the building in Loose Rd, Maidstone, after a blaze broke out.

The famili's pet dog reportedly died in the fire, which may have been caused by a toaster.

The fire brigade was called at around 2.40pm. Four engines were called and Loose Road was sealed off in both directions for a short time while 999 crews carried out the rescue and extinguished the fire.

A GofFundMe page has already raised £640.

The page reads: "I am setting up this GoFundMe page to help a family in desperate need. This afternoon one of our good friends received a phone call to say his family home was on fire. He lives at home with his mum and 4 brothers. Unfortunately, their dog died in the accident."

It is understood a mother and her children live in the house.