Fundraiser for Moun­tain fire vic­tims

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

An on­line fundrais­ing cam­paign has been started to help a Hamil­ton fam­ily whose Moun­tain home caught fire early Mon­day.

Neigh­bour Robert Par­sik said he wanted to do what he could to help the Wright fam­ily af­ter a fire started in the base­ment of their house on East 26th Street near Con­ces­sion Street just be­fore 3:30 a.m.

“It’s a dev­as­ta­tion for them,” he said. “Any lit­tle bit will help them.”

The fire sent a man to hos­pi­tal, caused about $60,000 in dam­age and killed at least one of the fam­ily’s cats. While the fire was con­tained to the base­ment of the house, there was “sub­stan­tial” smoke dam­age through­out, said fire in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer Claudio Mostacci.

Par­sik said he hopes the money raised can help the fam­ily of four find tem­po­rary hous­ing and buy cloth­ing and school sup­plies for their two daugh­ters. The fam­ily, who Par­sik said owned their home and had in­sur­ance, will have to find some­where else to stay un­til at least De­cem­ber.

“I know if it hap­pened to us, they would do the same thing.”

The Go­FundMe page can be found at go­fundme, by search­ing “Wright Fam­ily Fire.”

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