Kilmarnock family loses everything in fire that destroyed their home

A woman and her daughter were left homeless after a blaze broke out at their house on Monday, January 8

A Kilmarnock family has been left homeless after a devastating fire ripped through their home on Monday, January 8. The fire started in the kitchen and quickly spread to the rest of the house, destroying everything inside.

The woman, who has not been named, and her seven-year-old daughter managed to escape the flames and were taken to hospital with minor injuries. They are now staying with relatives while they look for a new place to live.

The fire brigade arrived at the scene shortly after 11am and managed to bring the fire under control within an hour. They said that the cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it is not believed to be suspicious.

The fire also damaged two neighbouring houses and a garage, but no one else was hurt. The homeowners of those properties have been offered support by their local council and community groups.

The family had been living in the house for over a decade

The woman and her daughter had been living in the house for over a decade. They said that they had no insurance and that they had lost all their belongings in the fire.

They described their home as their “little castle” and said that they had many happy memories there. They also said that they had no idea what caused the fire or how it could have happened so quickly.

Kilmarnock family loses

They appealed for help from anyone who could offer them a temporary place to stay or some money to buy new furniture and clothes. They also thanked everyone who had shown them kindness and support during this difficult time.

They said that they hoped to rebuild their lives as soon as possible and that they were grateful for being alive.

Firefighters praised for their bravery and professionalism

Firefighters from Kilmarnock, Auchinleck, Kilwinning, Ayrshire Fire Service Control Centre, Scottish Fire & Rescue Service (SFRS) Response Unit Scotland (RUS) and Scottish Fire & Rescue Service (SFRS) Technical Rescue Unit Scotland (TRUS) attended the scene of the fire.

They praised each other for their bravery and professionalism in dealing with such a challenging situation. They also thanked the public for their cooperation and understanding while they worked at the scene.

Firefighters from SFRS RUS said that this was one of the worst fires they had ever seen in Kilmarnock. They said that it was very lucky that no one was seriously injured or killed by the fire.

They advised anyone who lives in an older property to make sure that they have smoke alarms installed and checked regularly. They also urged anyone who notices any signs of electrical problems or overheating appliances to report them immediately.

By Zane Lee

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