A short-lived but destructive fire broke out on the 700 block of Brazil Avenue on Tuesday evening, leaving five people displaced and two injured.
Fire crews responded to the two-alarm fire at the corner of Vienna and Brazil Avenue at 7:23pm, and reported that the blaze was under control by 7:44pm, according to the fire department's Twitter feed. Two adjacent buildings were also damaged by fire exposure.
Now, one Excelsior resident has started a GoFundMe campaign to help pay for damages from the fire.
Reached by phone on Wednesday afternoon, David Bruce said that the crowdfunding campaign is meant to help pay for an estimated $6,000 in destroyed and damaged property.
The fire, which affected the rear of Bruce's house, destroyed clothing and furniture belonging to his 19-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son, and damaged the ceiling and wall of one room. Smoke damage spread through other rooms in the house, he said.
As of Thursday afternoon, the crowdfunding page has raised $1,020 of its $5,500 goal, so you can still pitch in if you'd like to help. And if you hear of other ways to help the displaced residents, please let us know in the comments.
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