Family looking for new home after blaze destroys everything

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POSTED: Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 5:30pm

UPDATED: Friday, May 17, 2013 - 1:21pm

A family of six, including four kids, in St. Amant is looking for a new place to live after a fire. However, they're just glad everyone got out alive.

"I feel very lucky that I was able to get them out, they are 4 precious kids," said Trulena Guedry.

The fire happened in the early morning on Thursday, May 16 on Taylor Sheets Rd. The power went out sometime between 2:00 and 4:00 a.m. By 7:00 a.m. the family's home went up in flames.

“She told me momma, the curtains on fire her and her sister got out and I got her and her brothers out," noted Guedry.

The four children Elaine, Savannah, Michael and Bo all got out alive with the help of their mother. But Michael is wheelchair bound, so the girls got 2-year-old Bo out and Trulena, their mother, helped Michael.

“Michael is my oldest one he's actually handicapped and wheelchair bound and one of his wheelchairs was burned in the fire," said Guedry.

When the fire started to spread, his mother came to the rescue.

"My sister had to get my brother and my momma had to get me," said Michael Guedry.

And at 10-years-old, he knows after everything that happened, he’s lucky to be alive. But this one little accident will be remembered forever.

“That's the cause of the tragic loose here in the St. Amant community,” said St. Amant Fire Chief, James LeBlanc.

The Guedry’s are thankful they are all together and alive.

“We can replace everything else, but I can’t replace them.”

Now they will try and create a new life and to “try and rebuild to make new memories.”

Also, over four different fire volunteer fire departments came to help put out the blaze Thursday morning.

To donate to the Guedry’s, just visit any Ascension Credit Union or drop off clothing and goods at the St. Amant Fire Department.


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