Nfld. & Labrador

Money helping 2 St. John's fire victims rebuild

More than $6,000 has been collected for two people whose home was badly damaged by a fire in St. John's less than two weeks ago.

Pair thankful for generosity

Théa Morash and her tenant Mark White were displaced by a fire that destroyed their Springdale Street rooming house. (CBC)

More than $6,000 has been collected for two people whose home was badly damaged by a fire in St. John's less than two weeks ago.

Théa Morash and her tenant Mark White lived next to the rooming house on Springdale Street, in St. John's, where a man, 54, died in a fire on Nov. 26.

A 16-year-old has been charged with manslaughter and arson. 

The home that Morash and White lived in suffered extensive smoke and water damage.

"I guess it's maybe set in a little bit, even though the damage inside the house is actually far worse than I expected it to be," Morash told CBC News.

She said it's been a difficult time but she's trying to keep it in perspective.

"But it's just stuff, and compared to a human life, it's completely inconsequential," she said.

Now over the Christmas holidays Morash and White are beginning to put their lives back together. White said they’re humbled by the kindness people have shown them.

"Thank you doesn't even seem like a fitting enough word to use, it's not enough," said White.

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