couple thanks community for support after house blaze
Burnham-On-Sea couple whose home was severely damaged in a fire
last week have thanked the community for their support and offers
and Julie Isom, pictured, have had to move out of their Highbridge
Road home over Christmas following the huge
blaze last Thursday, which was caused by a faulty wi-fi router
in an upstairs room.
of pounds of damage was caused to the whole upstairs of the property,
as pictured below, and the couple have lost their clothes and
many personal possessions.
Dave and Julie, who are staying with their daughter, are keen
to thank Burnham-On-Sea.com readers and nearby neighbours for
their warm support.
have been bowled over by the kind offers of support and thank
everybody who has come forward to offer us help," said Dave.
fire severely damaged the front bedroom and gone through the ceiling
into the roof area. Extensive smoke damage has been caused to
the whole first floor."
only because the door to the front bedroom was closed that the
whole house was saved because it would have spread so quickly.
Downstairs, the damage has been limited to smoke damage."
added: "Fortunately, no-one was hurt because we were out
shopping at the time. We got home to hear a popping sound upstairs
and lots of smoke."
was a terrible shock, but once the fire brigade had been called
our next concern was for Bea, our 8-year-old cat, who I could
hear crying upstairs."
thought we'd lost her. We were so relieved when she emerged out
of the smoke after seveal minutes. While she was a lovely white
colour before, she's now a sooty grey despite several baths but
we're so pleased she's been given the all-clear by the vets."
are currently staying with our daughter over Christmas but are
looking for short term rented accommodation for after Christmas."
"We are insured so hopefully in the coming months we will
be able to get the house back into a good condition and move back
at some point."
support, though, has just been tremendous with people on the Burnham-On-Sea.com
forums offering us help and local neighbours knocking on our doors
with help too."
really has been touching. It is wonderful to know that we are
surrounded by such a caring community."
Top, the couple outside their home; above, the fire-damaged bathroom
inside the home and, below, the scenes elsewhere inside
upstairs room where the fire started has been destroyed by the
in cupboards have been ruined after being covered in soot
scenes last Thursday when fire crews were called to the scene