Mar 01, 2024

GoFundMe established for family who lost home in Wednesday fire in Hays

Posted Mar 01, 2024 3:41 PM

Hays Post

A GoFundMe account has been established for a family who lost their home in a fire on Wednesday in Hays.

Zachary and Misty Schmidt lost their entire house, possessions and pets in a trailer fire at 1010 Reservation Road in Hays.

No one was home at the time, but three family pets did not survive. The cause of the fire is determined to be accidental.

At about 1:58 p.m. Wednesday, the Hays Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a fire in a manufactured home at 1010 Reservation Road in Hays.

Arriving, fire crews found flames coming from the front and rear patio doors. Fire crews deployed two attack lines to extinguish the fire, and it was eventually brought under control.

Afternoon winds added to the fire spread. Crews stayed on the scene for several hours to ensure that all hotspots were extinguished.

Grady DeLange established the GoFundMe account. As of Friday morning, $175 had been raised toward a $10,000 goal.