Online fundraisers being held for Ponoka couple who lost their home

Fire claimed Tammy and Nyle Clemmer’s home on Monday

A Ponoka couple has lost their home and everything they own after a fire began in the early hours of Monday.

The Ponoka County East District Fire Department was called out to the scene at about 4:30 a.m., according to fire Chief Dennis Jones.

By around 9:30 a.m., all units had returned to the station.

There were no injuries as a result of the blaze.

Online support sprang up quickly for Tammy and Nyle Clemmer, the homeowners.

In a Facebook post, Tammy Clemmer stated they were OK, and thanked people for reaching out.

According to one Facebook user, the couple are very involved in the rodeo community, and are the first to give a helping hand when others are in need.

As of Wednesday morning, a Facebook fundraiser called “Fundraiser for Tammy and Nyle Clemmer” had raised $12,953, already surpassing its $10,000 goal.

Another page, “Nyle and Tammy Clemmer Benefit Auction,” is asking for people to donate items that can be auctioned off online.

A number of items and services have already been offered, including six barrel racing training sessions, a junior membership to the Wildrose Rodeo Association for the 2020 season and a live solo performance from country music artist Markus Sommer.

The bidding ends April 20 and those who purchase items must pay by April 22. All of the proceeds will go directly to the Clemmers.

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