The Kimberley Fire Department responded to a house fire on Stemwinder Drive early Sunday morning, as the duplex suffered significant damage in the blaze, although no one was injured in the fire.
Getting the call around 12:10 am on Sunday, the Kimberley Fire Department jumped into action to fight the duplex fire up near Kimberley Alpine Resort.
"We had nine firefighters respond," Rick Prasad told Summit 107, Kimberley Fire Chief. "There were occupants in one side, and they go out safely. The structure was fully involved, both sides, and there were no injuries."
Both occupants on one side of the duplex were safely outside the home, while the other side of the duplex was unoccupied at the time the fire broke.
"The building next to it had some damage as well," added Prasad. "Firefighters were quick to respond and deal with that so it didn't extend into the next structure."
Prasad told Summit 107 that the duplex is believed to be a total loss as they continue to investigate the cause of the fire.
Since the fire, family members have set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for the affected family that lost their home.
"We are all thankful we got out safely and not injured," reads the GoFundMe. "If you could help by means of cash donations for such things as the need for medications, dental appliances replaced, food, phone minutes, charger cords. Even a kind donation of clothes, hygiene, food or any other suggestions would be much appreciated."
The GoFundMe Page can be found here: John and Cheryl’s Road to Recovery
The duplex fire in Kimberley on Sunday, June 16, 2019 along Stemwinder Drive. (Supplied by Surina Shonsta)
The duplex fire in Kimberley on Sunday, June 16, 2019 along Stemwinder Drive. (Supplied by Kimberley Fire Department)
Audio: Rick Prasad, Kimberley Fire Department Fire Chief