Family asks for help after fire kills father and daughter

Published: Mar. 25, 2019 at 5:05 PM EDT
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A mourning West Liberty family is asking for help after a father and daughter died in a house fire Saturday.

that the Morgan County Fire Department responded to a call from a neighbor who saw flames and smoke coming from a home on Sand Lick Road. Timothy Gambill, 44, and Skyler Gambill, 9, were found dead inside.

Neighbors described Skyler as a daddy’s girl and said the two were very close. They ask that the community offer at least one thing to the grieving family: prayers.

"Pray for the family. I don't wish that on anybody. I've seen a lot in 30 years fighting fires, doing rescues in several states out West - forest fires, brush fires. It never gets easier,” said neighbor Patrick Acton.

The family is in the process of making arrangements and a fundraiser has been established to help offset funeral costs.

Investigators said they are still trying to determine the cause of the fire. They do not suspect foul play at this time.