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Elkhorn housefire, Hoemsen lost everything

People are rallying to help after a tragic fire took a home near Elkhorn.
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The Hoemsen property near Elkhorn is ablaze.

An Elkhorn woman, a prime mover in providing rescue and rehoming for animals in southwestern Manitoba is herself now without a home.

A report late Sunday night says that Alicia Hoemsen’s house caught fire. Hoemsen lost all her possessions in the fire. A GoFundMe page gives more details and can be seen here:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/alicia-hoemsen-house-fire-tragedy

Hoemsen’s house was due for repairs. She was dealing with her own health issues and had been caring for her elderly mother until recently. To help her out, a fundraiser had been started months ago for the needed house repairs.

Now, that initial fund has been rolled into the GoFundMe for the great need of this recent emergency – the housefire.

The following are a few details included in the fundraisers messaging.

“Last night, Alicia one of the most generous and caring people that I know was struck with the absolute tragedy of her home, and all of her belongings being lost in a fire.

“It is absolutely devastating and heartbreaking the events of last night - that a woman who has already had to deal with so much now has to deal with this. Having given so much in her life to animals in need she is known as a pioneer of rescue in Manitoba. In her time of need now she needs all of us to rally up around her and help her essentially rebuild her life.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with her and with all the sweet animals lost during this tragedy. All funds raised through this GoFundMe will be given to Alicia to help get through this and move forward. All funds from the previous Support for Alicia Hoemsen fundraiser will be transferred over to this fundraiser.”

More details will follow as they become available.