At 4 am on July 18, 2016 my brother awoke to a fire in his small home in Bastrop, TX. He rushed to get his family out including his wife, 4 year old son with autism and his 7 year old daughter. unfortunately, he was unable to save his pets and they were lost. Everything they own, including all clothes, toys, medical equipment for his autistic son, van, were lost. All photos and everything else that had and they love and value and need to live and survive are all gone. We lost a brother in a house fire as children and lost our mother in January, so this is especially traumatic for the family. Because they have maby bills and medical cost for their children, they had no homeowners insurance and it was a total loss. We cannot buy them another home, but we can help get them the essentials and maybe a place to stay for a while. Both of his brotherlive in San Diego CA , served in the Navy and are doing what they can, but can't help them as much as you can or provide them with all of the esentials they need to live and get back in their feet. They need a place to live , bedding, clothes, neccesary medical supplies for his children, food and the essentials to rebuild their lives. Even if you cannot help now, please share this link with others like yourself who may be able to help this family. This happened an hour ago from the time I write this and they are devestated. Please help them where we cannot, anything helps . Thank you so much ! This happened at 4 am on July 18th 2016 in Bastrop TX and you can verify this. Mark, Nickie, Ashton and Madison Metzler. police case # 16s-04299 .