The scene at Cobhall Close


Neighboring properties were evacuated and the Red Cross attended to offer help.

The family of a man whose wife died in a fire for 67 years launched a fundraising campaign to help her.

Joyce Kenney, age 80, died in the fire at Cobhall Close, Hereford, on Friday, and her husband, Jack, is currently being treated at the hospital.

Mr. Kenney would have lost everything, said his granddaughter Hollie.

"I heard that the only clothes he had left were those with whom he had gone to the hospital," she said.

A fundraising page has been created and household items can also be donated.

More than 30 firefighters fought the fire, which would have started by accident, said the fire departments of Hereford and Worcester.

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Ms. Kenney said: "[My granddad] is obviously upset – he just lost his house and his wife, "she said. We are all mobilizing to try to do what we can.

"We're just trying to raise £ 3,000 to help … get out, it's just to get things for him and to go to my mother's funeral."

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Hayley Evans, the step-granddaughter of the couple who set up the fundraising page, said that the fire had taken "a sweet sweet woman who saw good in everyone," as well as all the memories and possessions of the couple.

Ms. Kenney added that Joyce would give "her last £ 5" to help someone.

"She was probably one of the most enjoyable women you could meet.If you needed to talk to someone or listen to her, she would always be there to chat with you," she said. she said.

The fire services prepare a report for the coroner and entrust him with their thoughts.

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