Imagine coming home to this. What is next for the Lappin-Davey family?
THE Davey-Lappin family is starting again after losing everything, including their pets, in a house fire days before Christmas.
Trish Davey, Ian Lappin, their three sons Tyrone, Kyle and Blake Lappin with their niece Tahlia Lappin returned at the weekend to find there was nothing left after a fire had engulfed their home.
“We have lost everything and there is nothing left in Abercorn for us,” Ms Davey said.
“My dear friend and Abercorn neighbour Leanne Auld has been collecting donations for us and the community has been very generous.
“We had no insurance, so now we have to start from scratch.”
Eidsvold Police said the cause of the fire was still being investigated.
Close friend Ms Auld said more was lost than just what was taken in the fire.
“This was a shocking thing to happen to the Davey-Lappin family, they have been very good people in the community since moving here and I fear now they will not return,” Ms Auld said.
“They have had everything taken away from them and they really didn’t deserve it.”
The children had puppies on the back veranda and a kitten in the house.
Tyrone Lappin said a friend was feeding the animals when the family was away and they were all looking forward to seeing them when they got home.
“The pups wouldn’t have been able to get away from the fire, because they were too small,” Tyrone said.
The family is trying to find a new home and get settled before the end of the school holidays.
Ms Davey said she would like to stay in the area and was going to look in Eidsvold.
“I am going to contact the North Burnett Regional Council to see if they have some emergency accommodation for us,” Ms Davey said.
Anyone wanting to help can contact Carol Palmer at email@example.com.
BURNT OUT: The Lappin-Davey family is safe in Monto after their home was destroyed by fire. Tyrone, Kyle, Blake and Tahlia Lappin with mum Trish Davey looking for a new home.