TRAGIC LOSS: The scene of a fire at One Mile where Maurice Sutton died.
TRAGIC LOSS: The scene of a fire at One Mile where Maurice Sutton died. Rob Williams

Support group to pay costs of funeral

THE Logan House Fire Support Network are rallying around the family who lost Vietnam Veteran Maurice Sutton in a house fire at One Mile on Thursday morning.

Founders Louie and Christine Naumovski have promised to give Mr Sutton the send-off he deserves, offering to pay for and organise the funeral.

“This is what we do, whenever there is a fatality we just take over,” Mr Naumovski said.

“We take that burden off the family.

“It’s one less thing for them to think about.”

The pair were at the house to support neighbours and the family during and after the fire.

“We were there comforting the neighbours, and we met with the next of kin, offered our services and they accepted,” Mr Naumovski said.

The network have been campaigning to have photoelectric smoke alarms fitted in all homes in Australia, saying they provide residents with enough time to get out in the event of a fire.

“This guy has fought for our country and we’re letting our citizens down by not having compulsory photoelectric smoke alarms fitted in all homes,” Mr Naumovski said.

The funeral will be held on Friday at 10am in the Chapel at the Centenary Memorial Gardens, corner Wacol Station Rd and Wolston Rd, Sumner.

The support network needs an additional $3000 to cover the costs of the funeral, which is expected to exceed $6000.

To make a donation visit loganhousefiresupport network.com.au.



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