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Old 05-17-2010, 10:58 PM
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Mike LaBlue's Family Died in a Fire - where?

A friend on Facebook posted this prayer request:

PRAYER REQUEST: PLEASE lift up the Mike LaBlue family. He lost 4 daughters, ages 2-11 in house fire last night...His 3yr old son and wifewere able to escape. She's currentlyin ICU with burns. I don't personally know this family, but I DO know that only GOD can heal their lives now. PLZ re-post this & start a FB Prayer Chain! Thanks in advance to all my friends who pray and repost this request!!
Curious about this story, I did a Google seach, which usually finds a new source's story. Instead, all I found were similar or exact prayer requests in blogs, Twitter, and other message systems. Nowhere did I see a bone fide news story about this tragedy.

Awful as it sound, this story has "urban legend" written all over it: no specified city, no names of the children or wife, no direct friends, but a whole lot of exactly quoted prayer requests.

Does anybody have some valid references to this story actually happening?
Old 05-17-2010, 11:07 PM
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I did a search on, and found two people with that name, one in Sacramento (37) and one in Orland (25) (both CA). If it's legit, it might be one of those. If it's legit.
Old 05-17-2010, 11:11 PM
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Did you search on
Old 05-17-2010, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by needscoffee View Post
Did you search on
Hadn't tried there, because one prayer request said "recently". Should've thought that that "recently" could've been 30 years ago.
Old 05-17-2010, 11:22 PM
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Searching Google Groups, I found this from May 12th


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Posted: Wed May 12, 2010 4:07 pm Post subject: prayers needed for local family


Hey girls today a major tragedy has happened in our community. Last night a dear sweet friend went to sleep with her dryer going and it caught on fire. Her husband was working in Tx. She had her 3 year old son sleeping with her and the other 4 kids were at the other end of trailer. She went back in the house to get her babies and she got 2nd degree burns. (chest and arm) Her 11 yr old twin girls, 8 year old daughter and 1 yr old son did not make it. Please be in prayer for this family I can not imagine anything this tragic happening. The families name is Amy and Mike LeBlue. She is in the hospital in a coma from sedation. They are keeping her out at the moment.

That's all I gots for now
Old 05-17-2010, 11:25 PM
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Sadly true, but with a different spelling of the name.
Old 05-17-2010, 11:27 PM
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It is actually a real story. The postings on facebook incorrectly spell the familys name, here is a link to the news story:
Old 05-17-2010, 11:35 PM
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Asked an answered: thanks.
Old 05-17-2010, 11:38 PM
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Amy and Mike LeBleu

Amy and Mike LeBleu both work for the D.O.C. in Louisiana. They lost all four of their daughters in a fire on May 11, 2010. Go to this web address for the Television stations report on the incident. Here is another link to another news story.
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Four siblings who died in Ragley house fire identified

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RAGLEY, LA (KPLC) – Four little girls-- sisters-- are all dead after fire sweeps through a home in rural Beauregard Parish. It happened late last night. The coroner's preliminary findings indicate they all died from inhaling lethal levels of carbon monoxide.

It's at 920 Felice Cutoff Road in Ragley where Amy and Michael LeBleu lived with their five children. But a fire which erupted sometime around 10:30 at night has claimed the lives of four of those children. Dead are twin girls 11 year old Kamryn and Keiley LeBleu; eight year old Kassandra LeBleu and one year old Adrianna LeBleu. Their mother managed to escape with her three year old son Michael and tried unsuccessfully to rescue the others.
Old 05-18-2010, 09:28 AM
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Mike LeBleu Family Tragedy

Unfortunately, it is true according to several news reports I found. Here is the link to one of them.

The family lived in Ragley, LA
Old 05-18-2010, 12:25 PM
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It's true- Louisiana

here's the link
Old 05-18-2010, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by AWB View Post
Asked an answered: thanks.
...and answered, and answered, and answered...

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