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Rock Creek man’s home burns down after lightning strike

His sister-in-law launched a fundraiser for him to support him
(Jennifer Klumpp/GoFundMe)

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched after a Rock Creek man’s home went up in flames earlier this month.

Jennifer Klumpp said her brother-in-law Kyle’s home was struck by lightning around 4 a.m. on Aug. 4. In her fundraising campaign, Klumpp said the fire ignited at the house’s front door.

“Once Kyle had realized how extreme the situation was, he tried several things trying to save it,” according to the page.

“The blaze happened so fast there was very little he could do.”

Kyle, along with his dog, made it out safely with no injuries.

“Unfortunately, there is no insurance that will cover this home,” she wrote.

“Kyle has always been a sentimental kind of guy with a lot of special things in his home that can’t be replaced.

The funds raised from the campaign will go towards helping Kyle build a new house in the spring.

To donate, you can visit Kyle’s fundraising page.

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Twila Amato

About the Author: Twila Amato

Twila was a radio reporter based in northern Vancouver Island. She won the Jack Webster Student Journalism Award while at BCIT and received a degree in ancient and modern Greek history from McGill University.
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