A relative has set up a GoFundMe for the family that was displaced by a house fire in Nanaimo on Wednesday.
At around 12:30 p.m., fire crews were called to a blaze at a Burma Road home. A mother and her four young girls were able to escape when the smoke alarms went off. A dog and a cat also jumped out a window. The father was not home at the time.
Selina Schlief, who wrote that the family are her cousins, has set up a GoFundMe to help the family. According to Schlief, the family did not have insurance and the fire destroyed everything the family owned.
“They are a beautiful family of six, four little girls all under the age of six, a beautiful mama who raises the girls at home and father who works his butt off to provide for his family! Please y’all anything helps and if you can’t donate please please pray and share for our family!” Schlief wrote.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Investigators are looking into whether an ember from a fireplace landed on the cedar shingle roof.