The Lamar County community is rallying together to help a volunteer firefighter with the Deport Volunteer Fire Department and his family who lost their home on Tuesday night.
According to reports, the fire started shortly before 8 p.m. on Pecan Street in Deport and was believed to have started in the kitchen towards the middle of the home.
Roy Moll said he was able to safely get his wife and their five children out of the home before he grabbed his firefighter gear and began fighting the fire that was taking over his home.
Deport, Pattonville, Cunningham, Bogata, and Blossom Volunteer Fire Departments all responded to the fire, however, sadly the home and two outside structures could not be saved and the Moll family lost everything.
Now, the community is rallying together to help the family of seven by donating clothes and basic essentials.
Items needed are for a one-year-old girl, a two-year-old boy, a four-year-old boy, a five-year-old boy, and a seven-year-old boy.
The family will immediately need clothing for the children, as well as, diapers and wipes. Both Roy and his wife are also in need of clothes.
Those wishing to donate can drop off items at the City of Deport office, 201 Main Street in Deport. Cash donations will be accepted but must be in a sealed envelope.
If you have any questions regarding donations, please Sunny at 903-715-2810.
Paris EMS, the Lamar County Sheriffs Office, the Department of Public Safety, and the Bogata Police Department also responding to the structure fire.