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UPDATE: GoFundMe set up for family that lost home in fire

Posted at 11:17 AM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 12:33:12-04

UPDATE: A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the Brown family.

If you’d like to help, here’s the link.

A family with nine children is without a home after a house fire in St. Martin Parish on Monday.

Officials say the fire happened around midnight on Nanny Road just outside of Breaux Bridge.

Within minutes, the Brown family says the home was engulfed in flames, all as the family was settling in for bed.

“So, I’m smelling it and smelling it. I got up and saw all kinds of smoke. I tried to kill it with some water, but it got worse. I got some water and then it was climbing up the cabinets. I got the fire extinguisher, but it got worse and everything was on fire,” Kenyon Brown said.

Brown said he screamed to wake up his family and get them to safety, his parents waking to a wall of fire in the kitchen.

Aftermath of house fire in St. Martin Parish / KATC

kenyon and his dad tried using their fire extinguishers, but they did not work. So, Kenyon’s dad rushed back in the home to try and save some of their valuables.

“It was my manly duties, my fatherly duties. We just have to now cast our worries upon God and receive his rest and peace. We’ll try not to worry about it as much,” Sekeiou Brown said.

As the family was escaping the home, the roof collapsed.

“Everything I worked for,” Lakeishia Brown said of her home. “It’s just hard. It’s devastating. Words can’t even describe. Thank God everybody came out safe.”

The family is now asking for assistance in getting back on their feet.


Everyone in the family needs clothing, and they definitely need school uniforms, shoes and school supplies for the kids.Here are the sizes of the family members:

Father: 34×32 size pants, size 10 1/2 shoes

Mother: size 7/8 or small, shoe size 6

Their oldest daughter is living with them, she is pregnant with twin boys. She needs maternity clothes and shoes size 8.

There are six young daughters:

  • Size medium, shoe size 6
  • Size 14/16, shoe size 5
  • Size 14/16, shoe size 6 1/2
  • Size 10/12, shoe size 4
  • Size 10/12, shoe size 3
  • Size 4+ or 5+ and shoe size 8 kids

And three young sons:

  • Size 32×30, shoe size 10
  • Size 10/12, shoe size 4
  • Size 34×32, shoe size 10

If you would like to donate call:

Imani: 337-303-4622

Ebany: 337-224-8373

Celestine: 337-234-0222