THE son of an Oakley man who died in a house fire has described the tragedy as a “living nightmare”.

Jake Morhulec, 25, lost dad Eckhardt on August 24 after a fire ripped through his home in Oakley.

His mum, Sharron Comiskey, still remains in a critical condition in hospital.

As the Press reported last week, it’s the second blaze to hit the family after Jake’s two brothers and his grandmother were killed in a fire in the village 27 years ago.

A JustGiving page has been set up by Renee Fox, from Oakley, which aims to raise £1,000 to help Jake and his family.

Donations of £750 have already been made on the crowd-funder.

Renee said: “In his (Jake’s) own words this is a living nightmare.”

Fire broke out at Eckhardt and Sharron’s home at Thorn Tree Place in the early hours of the morning on Saturday, August 24.

Tributes have poured in for ‘Eck’, who has been described by everyone who knew him as a “gentlemen”.

Neighbour John Cassells believes he was the last to see Eck, who arrived home from the Greyhound pub at around 2.15pm.

Next-door neighbours Henry and Tracy banged frantically on windows when alerted to the fire at 6am but there was no answer.

The family lived just a short distance away on Sir George Bruce Road when the couple lost their two sons and Sharon’s mum in 1992.

Jake also worked alongside his dad at Gerco-Fas in Dunfermline, where Eck was a contracts manager at the fire protection firm.

A message on his Facebook page thanked people for their kind messages and the emergency services.

He said: “Just like to thank all family and friends for everything they are doing for me as well. Thank you to everyone for everything.

“Would also like to take time to thank emergency services for everything they done. They definitely don’t get the recognition they deserve.”