Family of 6 starting over after fire destroys Kenner home

"It's scary and then everything goes through my head, what if we never got out," asked Jennifer Garcia Lopez as she talks about a fire that destroyed her Kenner home last weekend.

KENNER -- A few days ago, Jennifer Garcia Lopez's home went up in flames, along with everything she had inside. 

"It's scary, and then everything goes through my head, 'what if we never got out,'" Garcia Lopez said.

A fire destroyed her Kenner home over the weekend. The roof caved in and everything inside was a complete loss, Garcia Lopez said.

She and her husband lived in the house on Kenner Avenue for about eight years with their four children, ages five, six, seven and 13. 

"Everything smells like smoke. I lost all my important papers; I lost everything," Garcia Lopez said.

The Lopez family was renting the house and said they didn't have renters' insurance so all their belongings are a complete loss. Garcia Lopez said they ran out of their home with only the clothes on their backs. 

"We had only what we had on," Garcia Lopez said. "None of us had shoes on."

She said now they are looking for help for clothing, furniture and anything to start back over.

Garcia Lopez said she is grateful to those who have already reached out to her family, and she said they still need a lot of help. 

If you'd like to help the Lopez family, you can drop off a donation here: 

309 Coleman Place

Kenner, LA 70062

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