Fire destroys Ballinger home, fundraising underway for family

Tim and Angela Gau lost their home -- and belongings -- in a fire over the weekend.? Photos by Chad McDuffee, Ballinger News

By Rachel Smith & Doug Myers/KTXS News

ABILENE, Texas -- A Ballinger family lost their home - and everything inside - during a fire Saturday.

Fundraising efforts are underway for homeowners Tim and Angela Gau, along with their two seventh-grade daughters.

The Gaus are employees of Ballinger ISD - Tim as technology director and Angela as a technology instructor.

The cause of the fire at their home on County Road 288, just west of town, hasn't been released.


Three banks in Ballinger are accepting donations.

A GoFundMe account has also been established.

While Walmart has a list of clothes sizes for the two Gau daughters and their parents, the Gaus are in most need of cash, according to Ballinger ISD Superintendent Jeff Butts.

KTXS will provide additional details as they become available.

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