Burnham-On-Sea family 'humbled' by huge support after blaze
family whose home in Burnham-On-Sea was destroyed by a major fire
has said they are "incredibly humbled" by the huge outpouring
of support from local residents and businesses.
home in Highbridge Road, near to Burnham-on-Sea Police Station,
was completely gutted during a blaze last Wednesday (July 27th)
when the flames spread quickly through the property.
£4,000 has been raised by generous donations online
here to help the family, who have been left homeless.
Clements, her husband Paul, and their three children, Lily-Rose,
Shae and Ruby, lost their home, pet dog and pet bearded dragon
in the fire.
a teacher at Churchfield School in Highbridge, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"It has been a very difficult few days, primarily as we lost
all of our pets and secondly as we will be homeless for the foreseeable
future until we can rebuild our home."
saving grace has been the reaction from our local community."
many people have rallied round and supported us emotionally, financially
organisations such as Haven, Tesco and Asda, as well as several
small local businesses, have offered immediate and future support."
many local individuals have given up their time and energy to
support us. It is incredibly humbling and enables us to see light
at the end of the tunnel."
fire service and the two people who were first on the scene -
one of whom was hospitalised - battled to save our home for which
we are extremely grateful."
added: "My children have been amazing, resilient and positive
which makes me immensely proud."
fire service has said that the exact cause of the accidental blaze
will probably not be known due to its intensity.
House gutted in major blaze in Burnham-On-Sea