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TJ Kremer III, Contributing Editor
2:12 pm CST February 25, 2020

A GoFundMe page for the McCurdey family, of Frankfort, was started following a fire at the family’s home Feb. 24.

Frankfort Fire Protection District responded to a call at approximately 10:27 a.m. in the 300 block of East Nebraska Street, according to FFPD, and the fire was brought under control within 15 minutes. Units from Mokena, New Lenox, Homer, Monee, East Joliet and Manhattan Fire Districts assisted in the effort.

Brandon McCurdy, the pastor at Mokena Baptist Church, said no one was injured in the fire. His wife, Rachel, and their goldendoodle, Wrigley, were inside the home when the fire started, but the couple’s two daughters were in school at the time.

A family friend set up a GoFundMe page to assist the McCurdys. The campaign had raised $6,375 in its first 15 hours.

“We have a lot of really great people in our life,” Brandon said. “We’re very grateful … We’re grateful the Lord’s protected us. Things can be replaced, people can’t.”

FFPD wrote that the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

For more information on the GoFundMe campaign, visit