Newfield, N.Y. — A family of four people lost its home in a Newfield mobile home fire on Tuesday, according to an online fundraiser.


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The fire began around 2 p.m. on Tuesday on the 200 block of Valley Manor Drive. It destroyed a mobile home of two parents and their two children, ages 4 and 7, says a GoFundMe page started today to raise money for the family.


So far, the drive has raised about $1,500 toward a $25,000 goal, according to GoFundMe. The parents are identified in the fundraiser as Marcus and Kim Wemmer.

The fundraiser says:

“The home burned to the ground along with all of their possessions. They had no insurance and have 2 children …

This fund is to help them in any way possible, they need to buy a new home, clothes for themselves and their children, beds, kitchenware, and anything else found in a home. Any donations would be greatly appreciated.”

The fire began due to a “water heater explosion,” according to the GoFundMe page.

Many fire crews were needed to subdue the blaze; read about that here.

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Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.