According to Police Chief Ronald Dies, Blanchard’s home and its contents burned up when a fire jumped from a house next door on North St. George to hers.
First responders had evacuated Blanchard, 32, and her three-year-old son as well as occupants of the house on the other side of the flaming structure.
They managed to keep the fire, which started about 2 a.m., off a residence at North St. George and Magnolia but could not save Blanchard’s.
The only thing salvaged from her and her son’s belongings was a television. It was left in the burned building when people left the scene about 6 a.m. and was subsequently stolen.
Dies said Blanchard had no insurance on her house or its contents. She received immediate assistance from the Red Cross, he said, but a television is not included.
The chief said anyone wishing to donate a TV or to help with obtaining a replacement could call him at 337 457-6528.
The house where the fire started - a rental property belonging to Steve Manuel, according to records - was a total loss.
Its eight occupants escaped unharmed, though their belongings were also destroyed.