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Oxford School District asks for donations for employee following fire

The Oxford community is stepping up to help an employee of the Oxford School District following a devastating fire.

Posted: Jul. 11, 2018 2:14 PM
Updated: Jul. 11, 2018 10:12 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - The Oxford community is stepping up to help an employee of the Oxford School District following a devastating fire. 

On Tuesday, the school district posted to its Facebook page with donation information for Earl Shaw, a maintenance specialist for the school district. The district says he lost his home in a Tuesday fire.

The fire happened on County Road 181. The fire broke out sometime near 2:10 p.m. It took firefighters more than an hour to put the flames out. Lafayette County Fire Coordinator Wes Anderson considers the house a total loss.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Bettye Herron, Shaw's wife, says herself, their kids and dog Romeo were home at the time, but made it out okay. They have multiple children, one disabled and another with a birthday coming up Saturday.

The following donations are needed:

Boys (ages 16 & 18): shoes: sizes 10.5 - 11, and 9; clothes: medium & large; pants: 36x34 and 33x32 

Girl (age 16): shoes: size 7.5; clothes: medium, size 10

Mom: size L, 12-14 pants, shoe 7.5

Mr. Shaw: 36x34 pants, 2X shirts, shoes 10.5

Donations can be dropped off at the OSD Bus Shop on CR 1032 from 7:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. There is also a gofundme account set up for the family.

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