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Fundraiser Organized for Man Who Lost Family in Albemarle County Fire

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A fund has been set up to help out a family devastated by a fatal fire in Albemarle County.

Keswick Hall organized the online fundraiser to help a father who lost his wife and two children in the fire. The man who lost nearly everything in the fire is an employee at the Albemarle resort.

More than $6,000 has been raised since the first contribution was received Monday.

The fire started on the second floor of a home on Carriage Trail Place early Saturday morning.  Flames quickly engulfed the structure and the roof collapsed. Thirty-four-year-old Sayeda Nadia Ghaffer, 7-year-old Ammar Sheikh, and 2-year-old Aiza Hussain - who were on the upper level - did not make it out in time.

According to the "Friends of Sadiqh Fund" site, Sadiqh Hussein is the husband and father affected by this tragedy.

Police say he had come home from work and was injured trying to go in and save his family.

Hussein was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries on Saturday.

The fund will help cover medical, funeral and other long-term expenses.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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