A fundraising campaign has been started after Craig Cowley and Rosie Brown lost their South Burnett home to fire.
A fundraising campaign has been started after Craig Cowley and Rosie Brown lost their South Burnett home to fire. gofundme

Online help flows for South Burnett fire victims

THE online community has rallied behind a newly engaged South Burnett couple who lost their home to fire.

A gofundme campaign for Craig Cowley and Rosie Brown has raised more than $9000 in about five days.

Ms Brown said she and her fiancé were "a bit overwhelmed and very thankful" for the support people had given them.

"The amount of people that have rallied to help and the amount of messages has been phenomenal," she said.

"It's been quite surreal."

Fire consumed Mr Cowley and Ms Brown's home at Home Creek on Monday evening.

They escaped unharmed but lost most of the contents inside the house.

Friend Brydie Hughes, who started the gofundme campaign, described Ms Brown and Mr Cowley as "two of the most selfless people you could ever meet".

"If it was anyone else in that predicament Rosie and Craig would be the first to turn around and offer help," Ms Hughes said.

"It's something I wanted to do for them, it came as second nature to do."

Emergency services were called to the home on Chinchilla-Wondai Rd at about 6.45pm.

Fire destroyed Rosie Brown and Craig Cowley's home at Home Creek on July 4, 2016.
Fire destroyed Rosie Brown and Craig Cowley's home at Home Creek on July 4, 2016. Contributed

"Craig managed to save photos off the walls, whilst the ever so selfless Rosie rushed to save Craig's sons' Christmas presents, leaving everything the pair owned behind," Ms Hughes wrote on the gofundme page.

"Everything they had worked hard for, saved for and purchased together as a newly engaged couple, has now been destroyed.

"Needless to say, they walked away with nothing more than the clothing off their backs."

Ms Brown thanked all the people who had supported them, including Ms Hughes, paramedics, firefighters and Kingaroy Hospital.

"It's just been unreal the amount of support we are getting," she said.

Ms Hughes said she hoped the campaign would reach its $10,000 target.

"There has been a lot of support from fellow campdraft competitors," Ms Hughes said.

"Everyone from the horse community has rallied together.

"People have just gone beyond to help them. It's so heart-warming."

To donate to the campaign and help the pair, visit gofundme.com/2cr6adw.

You can also help by phoning Ms Hughes on 0459 468 931.

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