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Appeal to help families after huge house fire

Appeal to help families after huge house fire

Published by Emma Carton at 7:18am 16th May 2019. (Updated at 7:58am 16th May 2019)

An appeal has been launched to help the families hit by a massive fire in a Cornish village.

Flames tore through four homes in Illogan but, luckily, everyone made it out safely.

Firefighters from St Just to St Dennis were scrambled to Bridge Road on Tuesday evening.

Now a Crowdfunder is trying to raise £5,000, after photos revealed the scale of the damage: Read more.

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A Crowdfunder has launched to help families hit by a house fire in the Cornish village of Illogan. Photo: Keith Pascoe

"Four homes were destroyed by fire on Tuesday 14th May 2019. We know that the resulting needs will be both immediate and long-term.

"For the price of a beer or coffee, together we can provide the help that will be so needed.

"A big thank you to those who have been so generous already".

Go Fund Me Page

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Locals are trying to raise £5,000 to help families, after four homes in Illogan were gutted. Photo: Keith Pascoe

Donations have been streaming in since the blaze broke out on Tuesday evening.

One supporter said "our hearts go out to you all", while another added "I hope the whole community comes together to help".

Another reads: "The horror of watching your house burn is unimaginable and trying to deal with the aftermath very traumatic.

"It is only right to help the folk who's lives have been affected".

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At one point, the buildings gutted by the fire in Illogan were deemed too dangerous for locals and police to go inside

The appeal total stands at just under £500 and you can read more and find out how to donate here.

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