A local man said he was blessed to escape a housefire with his family. David Barcenas said his wife, Yolanda, was nursing their baby in the early morning hours of Friday, Dec. 1. She heard a strange noise, and woke David up. When he looked outside, he saw flames. He got his family out of the house and called for help. Carthage Fire Department quickly responded, but the home was completely engulfed in flames. They lost their home, belongings and two vehicles parked close to their home.