Friends, family and strangers are reaching out to help the Gomez family, who lost everything in a house fire Saturday morning in Safford.

More than $3,000 had been raised by Thursday toward a goal of $10,000 on GoFundMe.com (https://bit.ly/37AwqxQ).

The post by the brother of the man who lived in the home with his family, said they were sleeping when the fire started and all five made it out.

“We got a phone call their home had caught fire while all 5 were peacefully sleeping,” it read. “We ask everyone to come together and help them out with prayers and donations of all sorts. They literally have nothing besides what they wore to bed, they lost not only their home but along with the vehicles and pets.”

A Safford Fire Department spokesman said the fire broke was reported about 6:30 a.m. and apparently started outside the manufactured home in the 7000 block of South Tumbleweed Drive.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation, but Assistant Chief Patrick Anderson said Monday there were no initial signs that the fire was suspicious. The fire started near a deck and quickly burned through the home, he said.

The family escaped but lost several dogs, the entire home and three vehicles.

The GoFundMe page asked for food, money, clothing and “everything we take for granted day in and day out!”

How to help

The page lists clothing sizes and other information:

•Dad: XL, 36/32, 8.5 size shoes

•Mom: woman small, 5 jeans, 7 shoe

•Boy, 13: mens small ,14/16 boys jeans , 7 mens shoe

•Girl, 12: girls 10/12 , 4.5 shoe

•Girl, 5: little girls 5t, 8 shoe

Donations can be dropped off at:

•4420 S. 10th Ave., Safford

•3413 S U.S. Highway 191, Safford

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