Jul 5, 2013 10:39 PM by Erin Steuber

Breaux Bridge Family's Home Total Loss after Lightning Strike

A Breaux Bridge family is out of their home after firefighters say lightning sparked a fire. It happened during rough weather, which moved through Acadiana producing cloud to ground lightning. One of those bolts taking aim at a home on Mills Avenue. Luckily no one was home at the time of the fire, but the fire still sparked some very tense moments.

Blaine Albert stands in what's left of his sister's home in disbelief of what happened.

"She's a single mom its gotta be hard with two young kids," said Albert. "That's a loss."

He lives on the same property and was standing on his porch when the lightening struck. It was so loud it shook his trailor. When he saw smoke coming from the roof of his sister's home he panicked, not sure if his niece and nephew were inside.

"I ran inside to see if my sisters kids was there. There was heavy smoke. I couldn't see. I just had to open up the doors to see if they were in the beds. I was just trying to feel for them and I kept yelling, but they weren't there," said Albert.

The kids and their mother were next door at their grandparents house.

"It felt like it took them forever, but I was so panicky. I was at the bend of the road over on Breaux Bridge Highway because I didn't think they'd know where it was," said Albert. "So I was just trying to flag them down when I seen them. It was just something you couldn't stop I guess."

The house is a total loss and the family is already pulling out what they can to try and save.

"Well I'm blessed. I mean to see my sister and them still here it's a great thing, it really is," said Albert.



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