A mother and her six children watched their family home burn to the ground near Pingelly on Saturday. The house was located on farmland about 5km south of Pingelly on Great Southern Highway. Firefighters were called to the blaze about 7.20pm, with volunteer fire crews turning out from Narrogin, Pingelly and Brookton. By the time crews arrived, the house was fully engulfed, and it was too late for the home to be saved. The cause of the fire remained undetermined, but mother-of-six Jess Collette thought it was a faulty power board. The blaze destroyed the house, with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services giving an initial damage estimate of $150,000. Ms Collette made a tearful return to the property on Tuesday morning. “That was my life, and it’s all burnt,” she said. “Nothing could be saved — we lost everything.” A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family. “The community have been great, they’re really rallying for us at the moment,” Ms Collette said. “I’m heartbroken, but we’ll get through it.” She thanked the volunteers for their efforts. To donate, visit https://bit.ly/3gPi1NC.