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Assistance drives underway for family affected by Nipigon house fire

A woman and three children lost all their possessions.
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A family of four in Nipigon lost all their possessions in a house fire on Jan. 1, 2021 (Jacquie Kennedy/Facebook)

NIPIGON, Ont. — A family of four has been left homeless after a house fire in Nipigon.

The blaze broke out early Monday morning, causing a woman and her three young children to flee to safety.

Jeremy Hetz, the pastor at Nipigon Baptist Church, says the fire flared up again last night, causing even more damage.

He said the family lost all their possessions, so a drive is underway to collect clothing, furniture, and money to help the family recover.

"As soon as we heard, we just got on the phone and started calling...whatever people can give, anything helps," Hetz said.

A Go Fund Me campaign has also been launched.

A spokesperson for the Nipigon fire department was not immediately available for comment on Tuesday.