Overnight fire leaves Minnesota family of 5 with nothing

Donations are being accepted at Wyoming City Hall.
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Minnesotans are rallying behind a family of five that lost its home in a fire early Monday morning. 

Authorities say the family's home burned up in Wyoming, Minnesota overnight, forcing the family to flee with nothing but one shirt and a pair of shorts to share between them all. 

Wyoming PD put out a call for help, asking community members to supply the family with anything they can spare, and by 9 a.m. Monday the Wyoming City Hall had already received blankets, stuffed animals, books, clothing and a twin comforter, with much more expected. 

Officers from the Forest Lake Police Department bought the family clothing to get them through the day, and a Wyoming police officer stopped at Cub Foods to buy baby formula to go along with a bottle a local resident offered the family. 

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If you'd like to help or know someone who can, Wyoming Fire Department's "After The Fire" program is looking for the following needs: 

  • Size 5T clothing for a 4-year-old girl. 
  • Size 3T clothing for a 2-year-old boy. 
  • Size 12M clothing for a 9-month-old boy. 
  • Diapers in sizes 3 and 6. 
  • Gift cards to grocery stores and retailers like Walmart and Target. 

All items can be dropped off at Wyoming City Hall, located at 26885 Forest Boulevard in Wyoming. 

A look at a portion of the home after the overnight fire. 

A look at a portion of the home after the overnight fire. 

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