Two Grindrod men lost everything, including their six-month-old pup Sunday.
While the homeowner and friend were out, a fire broke out in their trailer around 4 p.m. Unfortunately their new German shepherd dog was in the home and did not survive the blaze.
”It was fully engulfed when I got home from Enderby,” neighbour Judy Wetherill said. “Thankfully his shop didnt catch too. Scary, scary.”
With nothing but a skeleton of the trailer and addition remaining, friends and neighbours are collecting donations for the residents.
“It’s a complete loss,” Enderby fire chief Cliff Vetter said. “Trailers don’t fare very well in a fire.”
Large and medium clothing, toiletries and everyday necessities can be dropped off at 410-4th Avenue in Grindrod.
Organizer Kelsey Prinz has also offered to pickup donations in Vernon. Those who have items to give can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.