Connie Kistler and husband Richard were chased from their Mahoning Township home Wednesday, June 19, when flames erupted. Richard suffered third degree burns to his left hand.

Their home is declared a total loss.

While their vehicles are useable, their personal belongings are not. The couple is staying with their daughter and family.

The "Kistler Family Fire Fund" has been established at KNBT/National Penn Bank inside the Giant supermarket, Mahoning Township.

For those who desire to help the Kistler's, deposits may be made into this account; the last three digits: 950.

Donations received at Trinity Lutheran Church, Third and Iron streets, Lehighton, for the Kistler's will be deposited into the account at KNBT/National Penn Bank.