JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown mother who escaped smoke and flames unharmed says she is incredibly grateful for her neighbors and the police officer who came to their rescue.
Brooke Lucas, and her five children, met with Jamie Billquist who donated a $1,000 check to the family via his Rosie’s Run foundation on Friday.
In addition to that donation, a GoFundMe page has raised over $10,000 and clothing for the children is being collected by Pearl City Pets downtown.
The family lost everything in the fire that destroyed their William Street home on Monday.
The mother specifically highlighted actions of her neighbors, and Jamestown Police Officer Mark Conklin, who came to the rescue.
Both Lucas, and her 12-year-old daughter Haley, jumped from above a porch into Officer Conklin’s arms. In the end, she says his actions were lifesaving.
“I’m still trying to wrap my head around it all, I am just thankful everybody got together,” said Lucas. “Everybody was there at the right time, it is amazing, everyone are heroes.”
The cause of the fire remains under investigation; however, Lucas suspects it started outside of her home, possibly in an outer wall facing the porch.