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Unsure of future after losing home

Lisa King

Unsure of future after losing home

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After lending assistance to family members who lost their homes to fires over the years, Donna Fraser now knows what it feels to suffer that fate.

Last Saturday, her two-bedroom, uninsured house in South District, St George, was flattened after a grass fire had broken out behind it, displacing her family of four. Her mother Phyllis Bryan’s four-bedroom house, which was occupied by five people, is now uninhabitable since it was extensively damaged. The roof of her uncle’s house close by was also damaged.

“People are passing and saying at least you were able to save something, but they have not seen the extent of the damage to my mother’s house. The ceiling, bathroom and kitchen were all damaged. Nothing much was saved from the house because what was not damaged by fire or smoke suffered water damage,” Fraser told the DAILY NATION yesterday.

She said the two households were hard-pressed to pick up the pieces and start all over.  

Please read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION, or in the eNATION edition.