Friends seek clothes, donations to help house fire victims

UPDATE 3.30pm: FRIENDS of the family who lost their home in a fire this morning are raising money to help them get back on their feet.

Damian Rose started a campaign on GoFundMe seeking $5000 for the Bidner family as well as donations of kitchenware and adult and children's clothing.

Mr Rose has already raised $2400 and a number of people have enquired about where to leave donations.

Mr Rose wrote in the GoFundMe campaign description, "early this morning they lost everything, including pets in a house fire.

"My family have known Matthew, Claire and the family for a long time now, and to see them lose everything makes us all hurt a lot," he said.

"I know money won't bring back numerous things you've lost but hopefully it helps you all in many other ways." 

To make a donation, visit the GoFundMe page.


UPDATE 8.45am: The owner of a Booerie Creek home which has been destroyed by a fire said they were asleep when the fire broke out.

He also said eight dogs had died in the blaze.

It is unsure how the fire started.

Fire crews are still battling the blaze on Nimbin Rd, but it is under control.

The home, a caravan and the shed have been completely destroyed.

The home owner said he was just thankful everyone was safe. 

TUESDAY 6.30am: A NUMBER of local firefighting crews are on scene trying to extinguish a blaze that has destroyed a house, caravan and shed at a Northern Rivers property.

A spokesperson from Fire and Rescue NSW confirmed they had been called to reports of a house fire at Nimbin Road, Booerie Creek.

The scene of a fire at Booerie Creek this morning.
The scene of a fire at Booerie Creek this morning. Cathryn Mclauchlan

Crews arrived to find a house, a caravan and a shed nearby the house completely engulfed by flames.

The occupants had already made their way outside of the house.

Currently two Fire and Rescue NSW crews are on scene as well as three Rural Fire Service crews.

NSW Ambulance Service has treated one resident for reported smoke inhalation, the Fire and Rescue NSW spokesperson said.

The scene of a fire at Booerie Creek this morning.
The scene of a fire at Booerie Creek this morning. Cathryn Mclauchlan

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