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Fundraiser launched for Abbotsford family after recent house fire

McIlravey family escaped house fire on Saturday with just the clothes on their back
The McIlravey home at 31366 Dehavilland Place was devastated with a fire on Saturday (June 22).

A fundraiser has been launched for an Abbotsford family that was sent reeling after a destructive house fire on Saturday (June 22).

The McIlravey family lost their home and all of their belongings following a fire at their residence of 31366 Dehavilland Place, which is found near Fishtrap Creek Park and just off of Old Yale Road.



All four McIlravey family members (and the family cat) escaped without harm, but the blaze left them with only the clothes on the back.

According to the GoFundMe page, which was created by a family relative, the fundraiser is being used to gather household and clothing items that the family will need to help get back on their feet in short order.

The page was created on Sunday (June 23) and has currently raised a total of $4,202 out of a goal of $5,000.

The fundraiser can be found at

According to Abbotsford Fire Rescue Services, the blaze started at around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and a neighbouring property also suffered some fire damage.

All residents from both homes were out of the houses on arrival. Four people sustained minor injuries and were placed in the care of BC Emergency Health Services.

Crews were able to contain the fire, and mitigate fire spread to any further structures. While the fires were fully extinguished, both houses were deemed unliveable, with one of them being a complete loss. Both families are currently receiving assistance from Emergency Support Services.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.



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