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Rallying around to rebuild a family's home destroyed by fire

The house was destroyed by fire and smoke Photo: ITV Tyne Tees

A County Durham town is rallying around to help rebuild a family's home after it was destroyed in a fire.

Tracy Poskett's house in Spennymoor went up in flames as she was at a local hospital seeing doctors about her treatment for cancer.

A local builder has offered to oversee the renovation work and is receiving offers of help from tradespeople. Electricians, decorators and house clearers have already offered to give up their time. A website has been set up to co-ordinate the volunteers and fundraising has begun to try and reach the £30,000 needed to complete the renovation.

Julia Barthram met up with Tracy at her house in Spennymoor.