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Community helps Harrisonville family after fire

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Days after a Harrisonville police officer's house went up in flames, the fire is being investigated as arson. (KCTV5) Days after a Harrisonville police officer's house went up in flames, the fire is being investigated as arson. (KCTV5)
HARRISONVILLE, MO (KCTV) -

Days after a Harrisonville police officer's house went up in flames, the fire is being investigated as arson.

Officer Geromy Pearce was working when he got the the call that his house was on fire. His girlfriend, Kaylee Fox, who also works in law enforcement, was able to get their children out of the house.

However, the fire left their home unlivable, and nd the family is now looking for a place to stay. The family has been displaced after their home was deemed unsafe to live in.

Firefighters have told the family they don't think the fire was an accident, and they're considering it suspicious.

During such a troubling time for the family, neighbors are stepping up from providing temporary housing to setting up a GoFundMe page. The neighborhood children are even doing their part.

"The girls got together and decided they wanted to go door-to-door and ask for donations to help them with clothes and food," neighbor Brenda Evilsizer said.

"My heart is so full that I don't know what to do with all of it. We're so used to being the ones that give the help and to be on the receiving end of it, it's kind of shocking," Fox said.

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