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Sparta fire causes family to lose everything


Sparta, WI (WXOW)--It took just a few seconds for life to take a tragic turn for the Fuselier family. Tuesday evening, Shannon, Lori, and their 14-year-old daughter, Alyssa suffered a devastating loss after their home of seven years went up in flames.

"All electronics, all of our pots and pans, everything in the kitchen, couches, beds, everything in Alyssa's room, books, IPODs, all personal items- smoke damaged, all burnt up, all of the plants everything went up so quick, " says Shannon Fuselier. Shannon and Lori at work during the time of the fire. Alyssa alone at home.

"She had got off the school bus and was in the house. She heard a loud pop and then saw a glare and then all of a sudden the fire started up the wall and went looking for a fire estinguisher so when she couldn't find one she got outside and called 911," says Lori. 

Firefighters arrived alittle before 4:30pm. "My first thought was for Alyssa to have to go through that by herself and I was hoping that it wasn't as bad as it was," says Lori. Fire crews worked til 10:30 that evening trying to put out hot spots.

"Twenty minutes and the house is gone and so is everything in it. You should never take anything for granted," says Shannon.

The family says the fire started in an electrical outlet, possibly the one that a fish tank was plugged into. "You don't know where you're gonna live when your house burns down, leaves you out on the street really," says Shannon. For now, the Super Motel 8 is what the Fuselier family calls home. They say the outreach of friends and family is what's needed to get back on their feet.

To help the Fuselier Family, please send or drop off money donations/gift cards to Lori's work place River's Edge.

River's Edge Apartments/403 Gillette Street/La Crosse, WI 54603

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