BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - On Friday, February 12, 2016, 79-year-old Lizzie Bradford's life was turned upside down. An electrical fire broke out in her bedroom and burned her house and 60 years of memories inside. As a woman who has served the community for more than 50 years, she hopes people can find it in their hearts to help her rebuild.
Arthur Bradford rushed inside the burning home to rescue his mother that day. He said he just happened to be there when the fire sparked. Lizzie and her son made it out of the house safely, but everything in the home was destroyed. She has insurance on the house, but it will not be enough to cover the amount it would cost to rebuild.
Lizzie lived in the 1600 block of North 39th street for the past 60 years.
Lizzie's family put together a GoFundMe page to help with the expenses of rebuilding.
As a woman who has served the community for more than 50 years, she hopes people can find it in their hearts to help.