Contact Us

Breaux Bridge Family Of 7 Lose Everything In Fire, Asking Community For Help – Here’s How

katc

A family of 7 from Breaux Bridge is trying to pick up the pieces after they lost everything in a house fire Sunday. Luckily, everyone escaped the fire safety and no one was injured. However, as they try to move forward, they are asking Acadiana for help.

From KATC -

Sunday night they were at home eating dinner when one of their five children noticed the families truck was on fire.
“I went right into my military mode. I went outside and turned the hose on and tried putting out the fire. I was there until the gas tank blew on the truck and whenever that happened it engulfed the entire carport. I knew it was too late and I couldn’t do anything,” said Melancon.
The fire spread to the house, but thankfully everyone got out safely.
“I mean that’s really the only thing that helps me sleep at night, is knowing that my kids are safe and O.K.,” said Melancon.
Investigators say the fire started in the truck, but are not sure the cause.
“We really don’t know what caused this, but we’re going to make it through this. We’re fighters, not quitters,” said Melancon.
The family is currently staying with relatives, but are in need of anything from shoes to furniture.

Boy
———–
Age: 5
Shirt/ Pant Size: 5/ 5-6
Shoe: Kids 9

Boy
———–
Age: 7
Shirt/ Pant Size: 7/ 7-8
Shoe: Kids 11 1/2

Twin Girls
———–
Age: 8
Shirt/ Pant Size: 8/ 8
Shoe: 2

Boy
———–
Age: 14
Shirt/ Pant Size: Large/ 31-32
Shoe: 11

Mom
——-
Shirt/ Pants: L-XL/ 16-18
Shoe: 8 1/2

Dad
———–
Shirt/ Pants: Large/ 31-32
Shoe: 10

The family LOVES LSU.
The boys love dragons, sharks, Skylanders anything
The oldest son loves Xbox
The girls love Barbies, dolls, hair bows.
Mom loves anything girly (purses, etc.)
Dad loves anything hunting.

The family is currently is in need of pillows, blankets, sheets, towels, etc.

Monetary donations:

https://www.crowdtilt.com/campaigns/please-help-brett-gwen-recover-from-a-home-fire

Donations can be dropped off at TWO locations:

1151 Earline Drive
Breaux Bridge
(small items ONLY)

OR

Crossroads Church (until Friday)
150 Verona Dr
Lafayette
8:30 AM – 5 PM
**If you can please call before stopping by (337) 234-4308

More From 973 the Dawg

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://973thedawg.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 97.3 The Dawg quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on 97.3 The Dawg quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!