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Family appeals for help after fire destroyed their belongings

Family appeals for help after fire destroyed their belongings

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:01am 20th April 2018. (Updated at 7:10am 20th April 2018)

A mum of four from Penryn is appealing for help after a fire in the family home destroyed their belongings.

Naomi's six-year-old son Harley alerted her that the fire alarms were going off in the house two weeks ago.

She had heard them, but thought they were coming from down the road.

Naomi then looked down the stairs and saw thick black smoke filling the hallway downstairs.

At the time, Naomi had all four of her own children in the house, as well as her little girl's friend.

She said: "I remember feeding my four month old baby and I just heard these sirens but I just assumed they were down the road.

"Then my son came in 15 minutes later and said "Mummy what is that noise?" So I just got out of bed and I couldn't smell anything so I didn't think anything of it.

"Then I looked at the bottom of the stairs and all I could see was thick black smoke.

"I had the realisation that we were possibly trapped in the house and I needed to get them out as soon as I could, it was very, very scary."

The whole family were luckily able to get out of the house and were unharmed.

But now they are left with the huge problem in that all of their belongings were destroyed by the smoke.

Naomi's son went to hospital with a weezy chest after she put him in his carry cot, which the carbon from the smoke had stuck to.

They were then told by the fire brigade to throw away everything that couldn't be washed - which includes car seats, matresses and sofas. So now they are left with nothing.

A neighbour donated a single matress for Naomi's daughter, and a further two have since been donated too after Naomi spoke to Pirate FM's Neil and Lucy at Breakfast on-air.

Naomi said: "My main priorities are the kids.

"I've had so many people help, give me things for them.

"People have donated lots of things, Noah's Project are waiting for a couple - they've opened their doors for people to donate, it's been amazing."

The Noah Community Project in Newquay are taking donations.

You can find out more on their website and their Facebook page.

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