Campaign set up to help family of man found dead in Saskatoon fire
Published Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:41PM CST
Multiple 911 calls came in from neighbours just before 2:30 a.m. Aug. 7 reporting that a two-and-half storey home in the 500 block of Albert Avenue. (Saskatoon Fire Department)
SASKATOON -- A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to support the family of Alexander Jacobs, who was found dead in a fire last Friday in the Nutana neighbourhood.
The campaign has raised around $2,000.
"I mean, I guess it’s such a tragedy that you just want to help out however you can,” organizer Carla Hough said.
“And to me, just setting up a GoFundMe page is a small gesture. It's kind of the most that we can do, you know, right now."
Multiple 911 calls came in from neighbours just before 2:30 a.m. Aug. 7 reporting that a two-and-half storey home in the 500 block of Albert Avenue was on fire, according to Saskatoon Fire Department.
After arriving on-scene, firefighters worked to get the fire under control and stop its spread to nearby homes.
Fire crews found a person dead on the third floor.
Funds from the campaign will be used to help the family get back on their feet.
She hopes to raise $15,000.