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Donations pour in for Jersey family who lost everything in house fire

A page raising money for a family who lost their possessions and family dog in a fire has raised almost three times its target. Credit: Jersey Fire and Rescue Service

An online donation page set up to raise money for a family who lost all of their possessions and their dog in a fire has raised almost three times its target.

Four fire engines were sent to the house in Maufant on Saturday.

At one point 15 firefighters were on site trying to put out the fire which started in the kitchen.

The house was severely damaged and the family dog died in the fire.

Since Saturday, an online donation page has been set up to raise money for the family.

At one point 15 firefighters were on site trying to put out the fire which started in the kitchen Credit: Jersey Fire and Rescue Service

Please help us to get the Keywood family back on their feet after a horrible ordeal with their house fire. The Keywood family suffered a tragic house fire on Saturday 11th May and lost their home, personal contents and family pet Ollie. The kitchen bathroom, bedrooms and attic suffered the most damage.

– Friends of the Keywood Family Crowdfunding page
The house was severely damaged and the families dog died in the fire Credit: Jersey Fire and Rescue Service

So far £5,440 has been raised, almost three times the £2,000 target.

It is hoped the money raised will buy things like school uniforms and items which might not be covered by insurance.

So far £5,440 has been raised, almost three times the £2,000 target Credit: Jersey Fire and Rescue Service