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Happy ending for Ascension Parish fire victims

3 years ago March 01, 2012 Mar 1, 2012 Thursday, March 01 2012 Thursday, March 01, 2012 4:18:10 PM CST in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Rob Krieger

GONZALES- A woman whose family was torn apart after a fire in Ascension Parish got better news than she could ever expect.

Spicey Melancon's home burned down in January, leaving her 12 family members without a home and dispersed around the state.

"It was heartbreaking, to know that her family was all over the place and they lost everything," said Elaine Broussard.

Broussard heard about the tragedy and stepped up to help give the Melancons a new home. She was already planning to git rid of her old home and replace it with something new. That's when she decided to give Melancon the home for free.

"I can't believe it, do you have any idea what it means for my family to get a house, I mean a real house, not a trailer on wheels, a house!" said Melancon who will move the home from its current location to her vacant lot in the next few weeks.

Melancon says she's getting help from across the parish to furnish the home and move it to her lot at low cost.

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