GoFundMe started for Jersey City family who lost everything, including cats & dog, in 5-alarm fire

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A GoFundMe page has been started in hopes of the community rallying behind a Jersey City family who lost everything, including their cats and dog, in a five-alarm fire early this morning.

Photo via GoFundMe.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“I am fundraising for my nephew and his family who has lost everything in a fire, including their cats and dog. Early this morning, a fire spontaneously erupted in their daughter’s bedroom and rapidly engulfed the entire home,” Erin Washington, the page creator, wrote in the GoFundMe description.

“Because of how quickly the fire escalated, they were unable to grab any belongings in their search for safety outdoors. If you could please make a donation and help a family in need it would be greatly appreciated.”

After around six hours, the page has already seen 59 donations, good for $5,165 towards their $25,000 goal.

At around 3:00 a.m., a blaze broke out at 10 Irving St. that left seven firefighters injured and 18 people displaced, according to ABC7 Eyewitness News.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time.