‘It’s been a rough year’: Exercise trainer battling cancer loses childhood house in fire in Fresno County

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KGPE) – A life time of recollections, now long gone.

That’s what a Fresno County spouse and children is likely via just after their dwelling burned down Friday morning close to Elkhorn and Fowler avenue.

The decline of the family members dwelling is just a single more problem following a difficult 12 months for the loved ones.

If the name Rhonda Murphy sounds acquainted, it is since her health and fitness business enterprise has been all around for decades listed here in Fresno. She is effective together with her mom, identified to several as Mama Rose.

It was early Friday morning when Rhonda gained a phone no 1 desires to wake up to.

“I’m like, ‘What are you speaking about?’ She claims, ‘The residence is on fire, the household is on hearth!” recalled Rhonda.

Rhonda’s childhood property was up in flames, and her nephew and dad and mom have been inside of.

“Dad did not have sneakers on, nephew didn’t have footwear on, they have been in their pajamas, and my mom explained she grabbed the pet dog and her purse grabbed her slippers,” described Rhonda.

Regardless of the property getting a complete decline, absolutely everyone is safe, but nevertheless in suffering.

Her nephew and father, Ernie, both equally were burned although trying to douse flames with a hose.

Rhonda made use of to be a firefighter.

“He was like, ‘I cannot believe that you did this for a living.’ That’s the toughest part mainly because individuals reduce every thing in an fast, in minutes for the reason that I suggest it wasn’t a extravagant dwelling, it went up like a candle,” Rhonda stated.

The reduction of the a few-technology residence is not the only hardship of the yr.

In January, Rhonda was identified with breast cancer.

As she carries on to battle the ailment, she’s getting in her mothers and fathers in their time of will need.

“It’s been a rough yr, a rough yr and you know they fret about me, but I have a home, they can feel harmless,” said Rhonda.

Hearth officials have not however determined the bring about of the fire.

Rhonda claims her mom and dad want to transfer back again to the house if they can, but they are nonetheless in will need of so lots of items.

A GoFundMe account has been established up to aid the relatives recover subsequent the fire.