FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine — A family of five has been displaced after their home caught on fire and was burned down early this morning.
The Fort Fairfield Fire Department said in a Facebook post that the Raymond family was awoken about 1 a.m. when their smoke alarms went off.
“The Raymond’s could see their home ablaze and were able to get out of the house with their three young children safely,” the department said. “The Raymond’s have lost everything; literally everything.”
Two dogs and one cat perished in the fire, the department stated. The house was a “complete loss” but firefighters managed to save the garage and one vehicle, according to the fire department.
The American Red Cross is working with the family to find a safe place to sleep, food and other essentials, the organization said Saturday morning.
In the meantime, people can help the family by donating clothing, the fire department said.
They are looking for clothing donations to fit an adult male, small and medium tops, 30-32 pant, size 9 shoe as well as medical scrubs for his work and size XL female tops, 15-17 pant and size 7 shoe.
They also need children’s clothing, size 3T for a boy and size 9 toddler shoes.
Their other two children have clothing in storage and should be all set, according to the fire department.
The family also lost two cell phones in the fire.
Donations can be dropped off anytime in the lobby of the Fort Fairfield Police Department.
The fire remains under investigation.