BRUSH, Colo. — A 4-year-old boy died Sunday night after a house northeast of Brush caught fire, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office said.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jim Crone said, since the incident, they have received numerous inquiries offering assistance to the family of Andrew Clemons, the 5-year-old who died in the house fire Sunday.
“At this point, the family does not need clothing,” said Crone.”Large items such as furniture or appliances may be needed at some point soon, however they have nowhere to keep it.”
Authorities said they will keep the names of those who offered to donate these larger items so they can be in touch at a future date.
He continued, “Most of what they need right now is cash to replace day-to-day items until they see what insurance will cover.”
Crone also suggested people donate gift cards to local businesses like Wal-Mart and Safeway, and directed interested parties to donate via the Helberg family’s GoFundMe.com page.
Sunday’s blaze started just after 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the 30000 block of Highway 6, near the intersection with Interstate 76.
Two boys, 4 and 5, were in the basement when the fire started. The 5-year-old, their mother, aunt and grandmother were able to escape unharmed, but firefighters were unable to save the 4-year-old.
The home was severely damaged. The family is staying with friends.