Go Fund Me Campaigns Created For Couple Who Died In House Fire

Two Go Fund Me campaigns were created to help the families of a couple that died in a house fire on Saturday morning

  • Family of the deceased have confirmed the victims to be Rob and Ariel Cooper

  • The couple’s double-wide mobile home was burned to the ground by the time firefighters responded

  • A neighbor walking her dog with her teenage son called 911 after seeing the smoke

On Saturday morning, firefighters arrived at the scene of a double-wide mobile home in the 4000th block of Southeast 84th Lane Road in Belleview, Florida that had been destroyed by a fire.

Two people were found dead at the scene, but their names were not immediately released. Family members have confirmed to The Daily Haze the deceased are Rob and Ariel Cooper.

Marion County Fire Rescue spokesman James Lucas said firefighters were dispatched at 7:26 am. First responders arrived on the scene at 7:35 a.m. and found the couple’s remains at 7:48 a.m. It was reported the mobile home was already burned to the ground when firefighters arrived. Firefighters had to force entry into the property due to the gates being locked.

A neighbor that wished to remain anonymous called 911 after her teenage son noticed smoke while they were walking their dogs. The woman stated in the phone call to 911 that everything had pretty much been burned to the ground. The mobile home was located next to Burrell Memorial Cemetery in a Paradise Springs subdivision that has about eight residents, most of which are mobile homes.

Following the tragic and unexpected deaths, two Go Fund Me campaigns have been created to help the families with funeral expenses. Both campaigns have a goal of $5,000. You can donate to Rob’s Go Fund Me by clicking here. To make a donation to Ariel’s Go Fund Me click here.

The description for Rob’s Go Fund Me campaign reads as follows:

Rob and Ariel Cooper died in a house fire Saturday, July 28, 2018 in Ocala, Florida. Their sudden passing is a tragic loss for their families and friends.

This fundraiser will benefit Rob’s parents to help pay for cremation costs and associated expenses. The sudden loss of this young couple has been devastating for their families. Any help you can give will help ease the financial burden of Rob’s final expenses. His parents will be very grateful for your support and donation as well as prayers.

1. Who am I? Friend of the Cooper Family
2. Where I’m from: Wichita originally, currently living in NJ
3. My relationship to the parties I’m raising funds for: Karen Cooper & I have been friends since 1974.
4. How the funds will be spent: Funds raised will go toward cremation and memorial expenses.

The description for Ariel’s Go Fund Me campaign reads as follows:

As many of you have seen. Ariel and Rob’s life were taken so suddenly the other night in a devastating house fire. We are starting this go fund me to help out Ariels beloved parents to help them out with whatever costs may come from this. Anything will help and we greatly appreciate everyones kind thoughts, words and prayers through their family’s difficult time. May she RIP



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