Emergency services were called to Hawkhurst Road in Brighton earlier this week after a fire erupted in the roof of a house.
Six fire engines and an aerial ladder platform attended the incident to extinguish the blaze.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.
A fundraiser on GoFundMe has been set up to help the family affected by the fire.
Sue and James Savage, organisers of the fundraiser, said: “Alongside our neighbours in Coldean, we would like to raise some money for a lovely family close to us after they had a house fire.
“As a community, they would always help us if we needed it, so we would all like to help them at this awful time.”
The fundraiser has so far raised £950 of its £1,000 target.
Donations can be made at