Dorchester community launches crowdfunding efforts for Lisa Lennon who lost her husband and her home in a devastating house fire.

A pregnant wife, Lisa Lennon, lost her husband after a fire ripped through their home destroying it, in the neighborhood of Westwood,  in Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

The fire engulfed their property within minutes. Emergency services were alerted thanks to the call of a passing neighbor and were at the scene within minutes.

Mike Lennon was pulled from the blaze and rushed to hospital. However, despite the best efforts of staff he passed away from his injuries.

From the unfortunate fatal fire last night. Photo Credit @WestwoodPD.

— Westwood Firefighters IAFF Local 1994 (@WFDLocal1994) January 11, 2018

The cause of the fire is being investigated but is currently not thought to be suspicious.

Now his wife, Lisa, is trying to rebuild her shattered life. She lost her husband and all of her possessions other than the clothes on her back and a car.

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The local community is rallying to help her. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Lisa defray the funeral costs and buy necessities for her unborn daughter who is due in May. Many people have also donated pots, pans and maternity clothes. 

We have received a lot of questions about donations for Lisa Lennon and family. Please see the Donation page on what can be donated at this time. Drop off locations are currently Police Fire Stations in Town @westwoodpd @westwoodfire @WFDLocal1994

— Town of Westwood, MA (@TownofWestwood) January 14, 2018

At the time of writing $52,800 has been raised to help her and counting. If you’d like to donate and help Lisa you can do so here.