After a fire completely destroyed a Yelm home Tuesday afternoon, members of the community are raising money for the family who lived there.
A campaign on the crowdfunding website GoFundMe.com had raised $705 of its $5,000 goal by noon on Wednesday.
The blaze occurred at a home at the corner of Solberg Road and 133rd Avenue. Firefighters from Southeast Thurston County Fire Authority, Lacey Fire District 3 and Bald Hills Fire responded, along with paramedics.
There were no injuries as no one was home at the time of the fire.
The GoFundMe campaign was started by Mayeli Holguin-Zamudio.
“A family in our community lost their home in a fire today,” Holguin-Zamudio wrote. “They left for work (Tuesday) morning and about 12:45 p.m. they got a call they never expected to get and they came to a house in flames and completely lost everything. Troy Turnmire (dad), Jacob Turnmire (son) and Josh Clayton (son) along with their friend who is like family to them Johnny Hernandez, have been a part of our Yelm community for many years. Jacob, Josh and Johnny went to Yelm School District and all graduated from YHS.”
The cause of the fire is not known.
“Our crews are rehydrating after a fully involved structure fire that destroyed a Yelm home today,” the Southeast Thurston County Fire Authority wrote on Facebook Tuesday. “With their efforts, no additional structures were destroyed. Our thoughts are with the family who lost everything.”
See the fundraising campaign or make a donation here: https://www.gofundme.com/yelm-family-house-fire