A GoFundMe fund was created to help a Greenland family recover from a fire that destroyed their home on Tuesday.

The Snyder family had moved into the house two years ago and lost everything they owned in the fire that broke out at their Orchard Hill Road early in the afternoon, according to Greenland Fire Chief Ralph Cresta. The house was engulfed in flames by the time the first fire crews arrived.

No one was home at the time, and the fire was reported by a neighbor.

"It's under investigation at this point. It basically started in the back of the house, but we're not sure where," Cresta told Seacoast Current. "There are solar panels on the house. They have not been ruled out, but they have not been ruled in either."

Winds were blowing at around 20 mph Tuesday afternoon off the bay.

"We had problems with water. There are no hydrants in the area, so we had to use tankers and we used a little pond," Cresta said.

Fire at a house on Orchard Hill Rd in Greenland 4/19/22
Fire at a house on Orchard Hill Rd in Greenland 4/19/22 (Greenland Police)
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A GoFundMe page created to help the family get back on their feet collected over $26,000 in donations in less than a day.

"Casey, Rhea and their two adorable children are the kindest, friendliest, most selfless people. Let’s all rally together to help them begin to rebuild their life," Jessica Wallaert, the page's organizer wrote.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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