Bell Township, PA – A family is left homeless after a fire destroyed their house in Jefferson County early Monday morning.

The fire started around 3 a.m. at a home along Clawson Road in Bell Township, near Punxsutawney.

The house was owned by 44-year-old Thomas Fetterman of Punxsutawney.

The home was rented by 28-year-old Cody Hankey, 28-year-old Kelsee Forsythe, and their two children, an 8-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy.

The fire was ruled as accidental, and there were no injuries. The family lost nearly everything they owned.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family for monetary donations.

Clothing, shoes, personal care items, household items, and other donations are being accepted. Physical donations can be dropped off at the Big Run War Memorial on March 3, or you can contact Christine Fox, Latoshia Hale, Melissa Craft-McAfoos, or the Ooh La La Salon in Reynoldsville. (7/8 girls and size 2 shoes, 5/6 boys and size 11 shoes, large womens’ and size 8 shoe, extra large mens’ and size 13 shoe.)

A benefit spaghetti dinner will be held for the family on Saturday, March 3 at the Big Run War Memorial from organized a spaghetti benefit dinner on March 3 in Big Run from 11 to 4. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids.


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