Families Displaced by Fire

By Theresa Freed · November 16, 2010 · Comment on this

A duplex in at 1306 E. 25th Terr. in Lawrence caught fire Tuesday morning. Two families with small children lost their homes. No one was injured. To help the Outcalt family, contact the Lawrence Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. To help the Goulter family, contact 6News.


sapouliot 7 years, 5 months ago

The property management has told Jacob Outcalt that he will get his deposit back and receive his 15 days worth of rent and to turn in his keys. They were also warned that the insurance company would come knocking at their door for money. Nice people don't you think? Not only is this family out of a home but will be harassed for money because of an accident. What do you think about this situation? What would you tell them to do?

Amy Heeter 7 years, 5 months ago

I would say he should ask the landlord to put that in writing prior to turning over the keys & accepting payment. Also to seek legal council now. Also take photos of the area. Get a copy of the above video from the LJW to show his wife tried to put the fire out.

kernal 7 years, 5 months ago

I don't know enough about the "accident" to tell anyone what to do. Was it accidental because of faulty wiring, did a child "accidentally" start it, did someone get sidetracked and a pan caught fire on the stove, were oily rags next to a hot water heater...?

dsjsmith 7 years, 5 months ago

What a sad story. Two families misplaced from there homes because of a tragic accident that could happen to anyone. In a time of need when there home is gone, now they are being evicted because of this accident. I wish that this world was filled with more charity to others. Let us be more willing to give to others then to take away, let us forgive more rather then judge, if we did this the world would be a happier more pleasant place to live. Jacob and family, and to the neighbors that were affected we love you and hope that all goes well with you, we also hope that you can find a place to live as well.

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