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Yellowknifers are rallying behind a young family whose house was destroyed in a devastating fire Sunday evening.

An online GoFundMe campaign, launched soon after the 50A Avenue home was gutted in the blaze, has raised over $31,500 — far surpassing a goal of $5,000 in just one day.

Scott and Shannon Falshaw and their one-year-old son Casey — were not injured in the fire. photo sourced from GoFundMe.

According to the fundraiser, organized by Nicole Bonnell, the affected family — Scott and Shannon Falshaw and their one-year-old son Casey — were not injured in the fire.

Their cat Louie is safe, too.

“The coming weeks and months will be challenging for them in ways many of us can’t begin to imagine, and it is my hope that even a small amount of financial assistance will help make life a little bit easier,” reads the GoFundMe page.

So far, some 300 donors have dug into their pockets to provide relief for the family.

Firefighters battled the blaze for about an hour before the worst of the flames were contained around 7 p.m.

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Brendan Burke

As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility...

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