Two families were displaced from their homes Monday evening after two local fires.
According to Hopkinsville Fire Department Public Information Officer Captain Michael Pendleton, just after 7 p.m. Monday, several fire stations responded to a kitchen fire at the 300 block of Dawn Drive.
The home was heavily damaged due to heavy fire, smoke and water, but no one was injured.
Pendleton said the family was not at home at the time of the fire, keeping them safe but damaging the house and displacing them temporarily.
The home belonged to Ashley and Anthony Smith and their five children.
After hearing the news that the Smiths lost their home due to the fire, a Hopkinsville local began a GoFundMe campaign to raise money and support for the family.
Toni Lynn Harbold created the campaign last night, setting a goal of $5,000 for the family.
“Monday night, Ashley & Anthony Smith’s home caught on fire. Thankfully, no one was home when the fire started but them as well as their children have lost everything since their home will have to be almost completely redone,” Harbold wrote on the campaign’s webpage. “Any little thing can help! Thank you!”
As of press time, the campaign has already raised $2,970 of its $5,000 goal, with 60 donations so far.
If you would like to donate to the GoFundMe campaign, search “Anthony & Ashley Smith Fire Damage” on gofundme.com.
Earlier the same day a separate fire displaced another family.
According to Pendleton, at around 5 p.m. Monday, two HFD stations responded to a kitchen fire at an apartment in the 200 block of Denzil Drive.
Two adults and a cat were displaced from the home due to smoke, fire and water damage. Their names were not provided.
Both adults were home at the time of the fire, however, no one was injured.