THE Pembrokeshire community has come together to help the victims of a major house fire in Pembroke.

Three homes were seriously damaged in a fire on St Michael's Road, Pembroke, on Friday, July 6.

The fire started on the first floor of a terraced house, before spreading to the other properties through the roof space.

Paige Phillips, who saw the news about the house fire, decided she wanted to do something to help those affected.

"I went round Pembrokeshire with a friend to pick up as much furniture as we could," she said.

"Aaron kindly let us use his garage to store large furniture and he's let us use town hall for people to drop things off.

"I have had hundreds of messages from people selflessly wanting to donate things, and Aaron has set up a funding page for people who want to donate."

Paige said that the response from people across Pembrokeshire had been positive, with people donating furniture, clothes, toiletries and food.

"The results have been absolutely incredible, it's heart-warming to see people coming together to give each other back-up."

Cllr Aaron Carey said he got involved after seeing a post Paige had made on Facebook.

"It is nice to see people actually try to help each other out," he said.

"I thought that the town hall was the best place for donations to be dropped off.

"As a community, we should be helping each other. All the councillors have been very supportive when I asked if we could use the town hall as a drop off point.

"It is nice to see the community coming together and see that support and friendship for people in a time of need."

Paige added that she has not been able to get in touch with two of the families, but they had things there if they needed them.

Anything that is not claimed by one of the affected families will be donated to a charity.

Cllr Carey and Paige said that they wanted to stop taking donations by Friday (July 13), because they had already received so much. Unless there was anything the families needed.

Click here if you wish to donate.