‘It’s been a tough year’: Physical fitness trainer battling cancer loses childhood home in fireplace in Fresno County

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KGPE) – A life span of reminiscences, now long gone.

That’s what a Fresno County loved ones is going as a result of immediately after their residence burned down Friday morning close to Elkhorn and Fowler avenue.

The loss of the household property is just a single much more challenge just after a challenging year for the loved ones.

If the name Rhonda Murphy seems acquainted, it is simply because her exercise company has been around for many years here in Fresno. She will work along with her mom, known to quite a few as Mama Rose.

It was early Friday morning when Rhonda obtained a call no a single wants to wake up to.

“I’m like, ‘What are you speaking about?’ She says, ‘The residence is on fireplace, the residence is on hearth!” recalled Rhonda.

Rhonda’s childhood property was up in flames, and her nephew and mom and dad ended up inside of.

“Dad did not have sneakers on, nephew did not have footwear on, they ended up in their pajamas, and my mother mentioned she grabbed the pet dog and her purse grabbed her slippers,” stated Rhonda.

Despite the dwelling currently being a full reduction, every person is safe, but still in agony.

Her nephew and father, Ernie, both have been burned even though attempting to douse flames with a hose.

Rhonda utilized to be a firefighter.

“He was like, ‘I just can’t imagine you did this for a dwelling.’ Which is the toughest element simply because folks lose everything in an quick, in minutes since I imply it wasn’t a extravagant property, it went up like a candle,” Rhonda stated.

The reduction of the three-era home is not the only hardship of the yr.

In January, Rhonda was diagnosed with breast most cancers.

As she proceeds to battle the illness, she’s using in her mother and father in their time of need to have.

“It’s been a rough yr, a tough calendar year and you know they worry about me, but I have a property, they can really feel secure,” said Rhonda.

Fire officials have not nevertheless established the induce of the fireplace.

Rhonda says her mom and dad want to transfer back again to the residence if they can, but they’re nonetheless in have to have of so numerous objects.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to aid the family members recover pursuing the hearth.