Late night fire destroys home on Candy Lane


Managing Editor

Ville Platte firefighters were called to Candy Lane in the By-the-Way Subdivision Tuesday evening, May 13, to battle a fire the destroyed a local home.

Fire Chief Ted Demoruelle said the fire was still under investigation at press time. Twenty-two firefighters responded to the alarm at 10:57 p.m.

As firefighters arrived, flames could be seen at the home of Gregory and Melissa Aymond, 134 Candy Lane. Four trucks from Ville Platte, along with two from Belaire Cove and three from Faubourg responded. The home was heavily damaged.

Firefighters remained on the scene until 1:02 a.m. and then returned at 2 a.m. to re-check the area to make sure the fire had not re-ignited.

The Aymonds are in need of clothing. Greg wears XL large shirts and 38x32 pants. Melissa wears 20 pants and 2X or 22-24 shirts. There are four children. Brock, 15, wears 34x30 pants and large adult shirts. Payton, one, wears 18 month-shorts or pants and 24-month shirts. Kaleb and Quinton, both 11, wear small to medium adult-sized shirts and size 30 waist in pants or 18 in boys.

Anyone wishing to donate money, clothing or furniture can drop the donations off at American Auto Salvage. An account has been set up at Guaranty Bank in the Aymond’s names. If you have any questions, call Stacy Aymond at 459-5815.

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