Fire aftermath like 'a really bad dream'

A DAWESVILLE family has made a passionate plea for help after their rental home burnt down last night.

The five occupants of the blaze were able to escape with just the clothes on their backs.

A woman in her 40s was taken to hospital but was discharged this morning with a torn calf muscle.

Daughter Bianca said her family was struggling to cope without anywhere to live.

“Mum and dad and my sister are staying with me while my brother and his girlfriend have found somewhere to stay for now,” she said.

"It's like a really, really bad dream."

As a young mother herself, the living arrangement is not ideal.

Bianca said her mother remains in a wheelchair due to injury and has called on anyone in the community to donate whatever they can to the family.

Her family did not have contents insurance and are now without anything but the clothes they were wearing at the time the blaze broke out.

A trust fund has been set-up for the family called The Fire Appeal.

Anyone wishing to donate can visit an ANZ branch and donate to the fund with BSB 016-745 and account number 484909623 and use The Fire Appeal as the donation title.

Anyone wishing to donate items can contact the Mandurah Mail on 9550 2424 or visit the church at the corner of Sutton and Gibson streets in Mandurah.

The Mandurah Mail Facebook page also has a link for people to follow if they would like to donate.

The owner of the home on Iluka Road has been notified.

The property was insured.

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