Community helps couple after devastating fire destroys home of 30 years

After a devastating fire wrecked their home on Thanksgiving, a couple is getting help from the community as they rebuild their life.

News 12 Staff

Dec 2, 2021, 3:23 AM

Updated 865 days ago

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After a devastating fire wrecked their home on Thanksgiving, a Brooklyn couple is getting help from the community as they rebuild their life.
Zulma Ortiz-Fuentes and her husband, Joseph Sciorra, were getting ready to go to bed in their DeVoe Street home after celebrating Thanksgiving when a neighbor rang their doorbell and warned them of a fire.
After running outside, the couple watched as flames engulfed their neighboring building before it reached their home.
The two-bedroom apartment suffered fire, water and smoke damage - with the kitchen being hit the worst.
A GoFundMe has been created to get the couple back on their feet and so far, they have raised around $32,000.
The couple is trying to salvage what's left of their home while they look for a new place to live.


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