Sole survivor of Kidwelly house fire "disgusted" by ads on memorial page
THE sole survivor of a house fire which snatched the lives of her family has been left "disgusted" by those who have posted advertisements on a Facebook page set up as a memorial.
Carrie McArthur, who was only eight years old at the time, was described as a "miracle" after surviving 95 per cent burns in a fire which swept through their Kidwelly home on May 17, 1992.
The tragedy killed her mother Susan, 28, sisters Adele, 8, and Christine, 9, and brother Robert, 5, and after organising an emotional memorial service for them last year, she set up a Facebook page in their memory called Memorial for Kidwelly Family Killed in House Fire 1992.
But the page has been frequently hit by the disrespectful posts.
"I am totally disgusted with people trying to sell Items on my family's memorial page," Ms McArthur said.
"I set this page up for myself and others to leave comments thoughts and messages to them.
"My children look with me on the website and to know people have no consideration for other people's thoughts physically makes me sick."
Mourners united at St Twrog Church in Llanddarog to remember the four members of the McArthur family, and during the service, which was also held in memory of Carrie's father Shane, Carrie lit five candles at the church altar in tribute to her lost loved ones.
A tribute was made by Llanelli paramedic Robert Evans, who helped save Carrie's life two decades ago, while a collection was also made for a new headstone for the family.
Ms McArthur added that she has made contact with those causing the problems but is yet to receive an apology.
"I have inboxed both females on seeing their posts and not once was it taken down or a sorry said but in the fact they are posted. I'm having trouble removing the third person," she said.
"Would they like it if the shoe was on other foot? No I don't think so.
"Let's hope they will try understand how upsetting it is without their disrespectful posts on the page."