Family of 8 needs help after losing everything in Mt. Juliet fire

(Courtesy: Mt. Juliet Police Department)
(Courtesy: Mt. Juliet Police Department)

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) – A family of eight, two parents and six children, lost everything in a house fire on Tuesday.

The Mt. Juliet Police Department said many people in the community have reached out in an effort to support the family.

Chief James Hambrick met with family Wednesday to determine their needs. He also delivered multiple gift cards from the police department.

Police leadership with the family's parents (Courtesy: Mt. Juliet Police Department)
Police leadership with the family’s parents (Courtesy: Mt. Juliet Police Department)

A GoFundMe was also set up by a family member to help them out. The page says they not only lost all of their belongings but three pets as well. Click here to donate.

In addition, the police department has established a donation bin in the lobby of headquarters that can be accessed at any time.

Below are the clothing sizes for each family member:

  • Mother – Clothing: Small, Shoes: 8
  • Father – Clothing: 36W, XL; Shoes: 10.5
  • Daughter 1 – Clothing: 7/8, Shoes: 1
  • Daughter 2 – Same as above
  • Daughter 3 – Clothing: 11/13, Shoes: 7
  • Daughter 4 – Clothing 12/14, Shoes: 8
  • Son 1 – Clothing: 4T, Shoes: 10
  • Son 2 – Clothing: 10/11, Shoes: 5

Investigators continue to look into the cause of the fire, which is currently undetermined. Arson has been ruled out, and it appears the flames began in the kitchen.