Fundraiser Set Up for Marienville Family Devastated by Fatal Fire

marienville-fireMARIENVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – An online fundraiser has been established for a family of eight left homeless following a fatal October 10 fire in Jenks Twp., Forest County.

(Photo courtesy Benjamin Lane)

Fire officials say the blaze broke out around 11 a.m. at the Blood Road home of 67-year-old Timothy M. Farren.

At 12:34 p.m., Forest County Coroner Norman J. Wimer arrived on scene and pronounced 66-year-old Madeline M. Farren dead.

The two-story structure was home to 9 individuals ranging from 2 years old to 67 years old.

“Everything they owned was in that house, and it’s a total loss.” said Wimer. “But to also lose their wife, mother, grandmother, is just unthinkable. My heart goes out to the family.”

The cause of the fire remains investigation; however, police say there are no suspicious circumstances. The home was a total loss with damage estimated at over $300,000.00. The family did not have insurance.

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