A FUNDRAISER has been set up to help a couple who have lost their home and their beloved dog in a devastating fire. 

Three crews were sent to a bungalow in Silurian Close in Leominster at just after 11.20am on Saturday (November 15). 

In a tweet, Leominster Fire Station said it was clear that it was a well-developed fire. 

"The crew of four rapidly deployed a breathing apparatus team to tackle the fire, stopping it spreading to other attached properties," it said. 

"Leintwardine and Hereford stations were also in attendance. 


"The fire has had an absolutely devastating impact on the occupier, highlighting the importance of having working smoke alarms installed." 

A spokesperson for Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said the fire spread to the roof space.


"The fire was fought by two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using two hose reel jets and one covering jet," he said.

"Tactical ventilation was also used."

Crews left at around 4.15pm, with re-inspections taking place at 8pm and 12.30am.

An ambulance was also sent to the scene, with a woman assessed by paramedics before being discharged. 

Since the fire, a GoFundMe page has been set up by Emma-Leigh Baker and Sue Bowen. It explains that Charmaine Brooke and her partner have lost their home, as well as their beloved dog, Rocky.

"Unfortunately, nothing in the fire was able to be saved so they only have the clothes on their backs," reads the post. 

"I’m reaching out to ask if anyone is able to donate even £1 to be able to help get them get through this tough time and to help with clothing and furniture for when they are rehoused as they have nothing so will have to start from scratch."