ST. ANTHONY – Two days before Brady and Ashley Wheeler planned to celebrate their daughter's birthday and Easter break, the couple's house underwent early morning fire that was barely salvaged on Saturday. The couple and their three young children escaped the fire unhurt.
Firefighter Steve Lundquist from the south of the Fremont district reported that the fire station had received the call at 12:40. When firefighters arrived, flames in the garage of the house sank home. The house is located at 209 E. 1
"The fire spread in their living room, and the whole house was filled with smoke, and what was not burnt was ruined by the smoke," it says on a Gofundme account set up for the family. "Even Ashley's car was lost, the children have health problems that make it hard to save anything, and they literally start from scratch when it comes to children's clothing, bedding, etc."
Lundquist said the fire is on neighboring house damaged.
"It went really well when we called, it melted the outhouse next door," he said.
Lundquist estimated that the house was damaged by about $ 80,000, but that the house could possibly be repaired.
"It will be repairable" I believe, "he said.
Firefighters stayed in place until 4am.
Lundquist does not know what caused the fire, but believes it is in the A state fire marshal arrived shortly after the fire in St. Anthony to inspect the destroyed house.
Gofundme officials said any donated sum would help the family.
"Her daughter Kambrie's birthday is tomorrow (sunday) and all of her birthday presents along with her Easter stuff were in the garage and (lost). Any help to get them going is appreciated.