Vermilion

Dec 28, 2011 7:35 PM by Melissa Hawkes

Delcambre Family Loses Everything in House Fire


A Delcambre family wakes up to find their house in flames. It happened Wednesday morning off Highway 89. The family says they've lost everything.

Craig Sherman said, "it's devastating."

Sherman got a phone call from a neighbor saying his son's trailer was on fire. Sherman feared his family was trapped inside.

"That was my main worry because I couldn't get in touch with them on their cell phones because they burned up," he said. "We got here as quick as we could."

When he got to their home, Sherman discovered his son and daughter-in-law as well as his two grandchildren were okay. The home was a different story. It was scorched and everything from clothes, to toys and baby pictures were all gone.

Five year old Katelyn Sherman said, "I was sleeping."

She said she woke up to her dad screaming.

The whole family was asleep when the father woke up to the smell of smoke. He ran out to the living room and found the couch fully engulfed in flames.

More than a dozen firefighters from departments throughout Vermilion Parish were called to help.

Fire fighter operator, Josh Borque, said "whenever we arrived, we had a trailer that was fully engulfed."

The house was a total loss by the time last of flames were put out.

Sherman said, "presents for the kids, clothes, money, driver's license. I mean basically everything just burnt."

He said it's even more upsetting because of the holidays and Katelyn agrees saying she's sad she can't play with her Christmas presents anymore.

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