Teacher Joyce Gathoni consoles a member of the J.P family after the loss of their house, while other neighbors and well-wishers rushed to the scene to rescue and recollect the few items that were salvaged after the huge fire loss.Pics: Sam Mwaura/Samrack Media
Five Kenyans displaced after fire damages home in Dracut, Massachusetts
A family of three children are this morning without a home or place to call their own, after a fire gutted their house.
This happened on Wednesday night March 10th, 2021, at 7:30Pm
As fire fighter and Dracut Police arrived at the 150 Old Meadow Road, Dracut,Massachusetts, after one of the Children called 911
The family left the house as fast they could, as some left without shoes.
Thanks to one of the neighbors who provided shoes and warm clothing to the family
The house belonged to Susan Muthee and J.P Muiruri, family of three.
J.P Muiruri was away attending on of his weekly dialysis session only to come back and received the devastating news.
The Muiruri family are Kenyans from Lari Kenya and have lived in that address for over three years plus..
No one was injured in the blaze, which is under investigation, Dracut Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Mackey said from the scene shortly after firefighters subdued the flames.
“The house is a total loss,” Mackey added. “It’s still standing, but it’s a total loss.”
With the home uninhabitable, the Red Cross was contacted to help the family find shelter.
Lowell and Pelham Fire departments assisted at the scene of the blaze, while Tyngsboro and Methuen Fire departments provided station coverage for Dracut.
The JP Muiruri family is in great need of food, shelter and clothing as they lost almost everything in that fire
Thanks to God for protecting them, The Police, The Fire Brigade and The Red Cross for getting a place for us them to stay at a hotel for the night
We thank God no one was hurt, the family may need community’s financial support and much-needed Counseling Services to help everyone affected by the fire and loss of their home to help them get back on their feet again.
A J.P and Susan family and community whatapp group has been set up to help rally friends, family and all well wishers in the community to help support the Kenyan family at this time of need
Donations may be sent to Susan Cash App No 978-332-0393