A GoFundMe page has been set up to support the victims of a house fire on Algonquin Ave.
On Wednesday morning, the home of Amy Giroux Palmer was the scene of a fire that closed off a section of the street, taking the lives of the pets inside.
Giroux Palmer, her husband, Darren, and their three boys live at the house along with the daughter of Connie Hughes, who started the GoFundMe page to support the family.
“This young lady has been a part of my life for many years and she’s been like a daughter to me,” Hughes’ description for the GoFundMe stated.
The page’s goal is to raise $50,000 for the family. It was started hours after the fire and has earned $3,000 in less than a day. It has seen 46 donors and has been shared 615 times as of the time of this story.
Crews from all three North Bay fire stations arrived at the scene of the home, which had flames and smoke billowing from the back of the home. At the scene, Deputy Fire Chief, Greg Saunders, said that firefighters quickly put out the flames, and the cause of the fire was under investigation.
“To everyone in the community who is behind us trying to help and give us support, you have no idea who much it means to us. Thank you so much,” Giroux Palmer said in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
To donate to the GoFundMe page, click here.