Fire update

Tan Ya Collins of the Black Creek Alliance posted an update on the extended family whose home was destroyed in the fire at 43 Lambton Avenue. While there has been progress–and more than $10,000 has been raised–the families are “frantically looking for another home to rent or 2 apartments ideally in the same building..”

Collins is asking the community for leads. She says “This family is very loving and fighting hard to give their kids a good future. They are very appreciative of all the support the community has given them.”

If you happen to know someone with a place to rent in the range of $2100 a month, Collins would be grateful to hear from you.

Mount Dennis family loses “everything” in 3 alarm fire

A Mount Dennis family has lost “everything” in a three-alarm fire, according to CTV News.

The house at 43 Lambton Avenue was completely destroyed, though everyone in the 14-member extended family escaped without injury.

“First my mom opened the basement door and then the fire started to come up, so they ran outside,” Patricia Dinai said, translating for her Hungarian-speaking father.

The family was able to escape without injury but lost everything in the fire.

From Erin Ronningen

“We lost every paper, every ID,” Dinai said. “Everything…

Erin Ronningen, of the Black Creek Alliance, has started a fundraising campaign for the family. It has raised about $4100 of a $10,000 goal. The BCA is also accepting donations of winter clothing at St Mary and St Martha Anglican Church, at 1149 Weston Rd.

Marc Dunn, from the Fire Investigation department, is looking for photographs of the fire. “Any information that may aid in our investigation to determine the origin and cause of the fire would be much appreciated”, he wrote. If you have any information, you can call him at (416) 803-9143.