Local community comes together in efforts to help family after Horntown fire

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HORNTOWN, Va. - A community is coming together to help a family, after they lost their home in a fire, in Horntown. Residents of the home include a one and two-year-old.

On December 23, around 3:00 PM, the New Church Volunteer Fire Department and Greenbackville Fire Department responded to a fire in the area of Horntown Circle. The home was severely damaged as a result of the fire and ruled a total loss.

Residents of the home include two seniors, and a young couple with a one year-old boy and two-year-old girl. No one was injured in the blaze.

47ABC has learned that there has been an outpouring of support for the family including the New Church VFD bringing food, clothes, and toys to the family on the day of the fire. J.R. Pikulski, owner of Dixieland convenience store, also reportedly made a donation to the family.

Pikulski says, "We were glad that we were able to help one of our neighbors when they lost everything and so thankful that no firefighters were injured who responded. Such circumstances are never welcomed and just days before Christmas makes it so much worse."

A GoFund Me page with a goal of $10,000 was also set up in efforts to help the family, after they lost their belongings in the fire. 

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