DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - Family members barely escaped a fire that destroyed their home Sunday afternoon. Now, they are left sifting through the ashes.
Firefighters were called to a house on Juban Road in Denham Springs just before 1 p.m. When they arrived, the house was fully engulfed in flames.
Multiple fire districts were called to help battle the fire. The homeowners built the house and had lived there for 36 years. They said they're lucky to have made it out safely.
"I went back inside after I got dressed and I got my wallet, my insurance policy and my bible and that's all I got," said a crying Karen Sullivan.
Investigators are now looking into the cause of the blaze.