Fundraiser set up for family of Loanhead flat fire where dad 'jumped from window' to save others

Two fundraising pages have been set up to support the family whose home was destroyed by a fire in the early hours of this morning in Loanhead after a ‘hero’ dad ‘saved every single one of them’.

Six people have been taken to hospital after a fire broke out in top story flat in Loanhead,  Edinburgh, early this morning.
Six people have been taken to hospital after a fire broke out in top story flat in Loanhead, Edinburgh, early this morning.

According to the fundraising pages dad, Colin, jumped out of the window of the three-story building to save his partner and children.

Emergency services were alerted the blaze on the top floor of a three-story building on McNeill Terrace at around 3.30am.

One of the crowdfunding pages, set up by Jamie Campbell with a target of £5,000, has raised just under £2,500 in the five hours since it was created.

Six people have been taken to hospital after a fire broke out in top story flat in Loanhead, Edinburgh, early this morning.

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Mr Campbell wrote: “My friend Colin and his partner Michelle and there (sic) kids Skye, Erin, Kaiden, Carly-Rose and Flynn have fallen victim to a house fire and have lost everything they own including there (sic) home.

"Every penny we can raise to help them out would go a very long way.”

Mr Campbell continued to say that Colin is a youth football coach in Loanhead and ‘is a hero to most of the kids’.

Another Go Fund Me page, set up by Maria Knox, for the same cause has raised £1,120 so far.

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Ms Knox wrote: “Looking to help one of my best friends whose family home has just been destroyed in a fire.

“Me and my sister have spoken with their family who have agreed we can set up this Go Fund Me account to help raise money for Colin, Michelle and their 5 children.

“From what we know Colin has been an absolute hero and have saved every single one of the children from the top floor and also his partner.

“We are absolutely devastated for them and feel that in a situation like this they would do the same for us. So PLEASE PLEASE help a local family who have lost everything. We

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are heartbroken and just want to try and bring them some help at such a difficult time!

“Any amount will be appreciated more than you can imagine.”

A spokesperson from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said this morning: “Two residents were rescued from the property by fire fighters and six casualties were handed into the care of Scottish ambulance service before being taken to hospital.”

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