More than $6000 has been raised for the McClean family after their Coes Creek home was set on fire on Monday, killing their beloved pets Annabelle and Indiana.
More than $6000 has been raised for the McClean family after their Coes Creek home was set on fire on Monday, killing their beloved pets Annabelle and Indiana. Contributed

Community rallies behind family who 'lost everything'

THE Sunshine Coast community has showered a Coes Creek family with support after they "lost everything", including their two dogs, in a house fire earlier this week.

Paul and Lyn McClean's house was set alight on Monday morning, destroying their family home which they built together.

Police have charged two teenage girls, aged 13 and 14, over the fire, alleging it was lit in a downstairs bedroom and spread through the house causing significant damage.

The girls were known to the family.

 

The family lost everything in the fire on Monday.
The family lost everything in the fire on Monday. 7NEWS Sunshine Coast

Mrs McClean and her son were reportedly still inside when the fire was lit, but managed to get out before emergency services arrived.

Sadly, their two dogs died at the scene.

A GoFundMe has been set up to support the "amazing" family as they rebuild their lives. It has raised more than $6000 in less than two days.

 

The two beloved family dogs died in the fire.
The two beloved family dogs died in the fire. Contributed

"The house is gone, they have lost everything except their lives," Camryn Hughes said.

 

The two beloved family dogs died in the fire.
The two beloved family dogs died in the fire. Contributed

Firefighters and neighbours who were first at the scene have been praised for their efforts in helping the family and searching for the teenage girls.

Mr McClean has offered his thanks to emergency services and the community for their assistance.

For more information and to donate to the GoFundMe, visit gofundme.com/mclean-family-support.



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