How to help Darling Downs family devastated by fire
A DARLING Downs family that lost all possessions in a weekend house fire is being supported by the local community.
The Hetherington family has been left homeless after a fire tore through their Sister Kenny St home on Saturday morning.
While the family-of-four escaped physical injury, their possessions were lost along with their home which has since been deemed unliveable.
Now the Nobby community has rallied behind the mother and father, and two young boys as they come to grips with the loss.
Nobby Rural Fire Brigade first officer Robby Kuhn, who was on shift and helped fight the blaze, is working with other community groups to organise designated donation drop off points to support the family.
The family is in need of clothing and household items at this stage, he said, with furniture donations welcome once the family finds another house to move into.
Donation points have been set up at Nobby State School for small donations, while larger donations can be dropped at Steele Rudd's Pub and the Nobby Rural Fire Brigade.
Mr Kuhn said the response so far had been encouraging.
"There's been some small items and a few gift cards donated already," he said.
"As for what they need, they're not looking for furniture at this stage until they figure out if they will move into a house with furniture already.
"But the rural fire brigade will hold a garage sale for anything they don't use and that money will be donated to them."
The family is in need of men's clothes size XXXL, and ladies clothing size 24-26.
The two boys need size six clothes.
A fundraising page has also been set up online at https://www.gofundme.com/nobbyhousefire.
Inquiries can be made by calling 0427 121 128.