The Enderby Fire Department responded to a house fire on Gunther Ellison Road around 5 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)

The Enderby Fire Department responded to a house fire on Gunther Ellison Road around 5 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)

Donations roll in for Enderby family after house fire

House deemed a complete loss after 5 a.m. blaze

Hours after a morning blaze destroyed a two-storey home in Enderby, donations started to pour in for the affected family.

The Enderby Fire Department reported to a structure fire on Gunther Ellison Road around 5 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 15.

“The occupants were doing renovations so they were not home at the time,” said Enderby Fire Chief Cliff Vetter. “They were staying in a trailer on the property and woke up to the crackling.”

The home, Vetter said, is a complete loss and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Six hours later, Enderby resident Tina Knull organized a GoFundMe campaign to support those affected.

“Andrew and Ashley Gabielle of Enderby have had their home completely destroyed,” she wrote. “All are safe, but are in shock from the trauma.”

Knull has set a $7,000 goal to help set up the family before the temperature drops.

To donate, visit GoFundMe.com.

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