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Incendie à Brantôme : le couple Blanchard se reconstruit grâce à la solidarité de Dordogne

Par Xavier Ridon, France Bleu Périgord jeudi 12 février 2015 à 6:00

Yvette et Gilbert Blanchard dans leur nouveau logement à Brantôme (février 2015).
Yvette et Gilbert Blanchard dans leur nouveau logement à Brantôme (février 2015). © Radio France - Xavier Ridon

Un élan de solidarité s'est noué en Dordogne autour du couple Blanchard depuis le 24 décembre 2014. Yvette et Gilbert ont tout perdu. Un incendie a ravagé l'appartement où ils vivaient à Brantôme. Grâce à leur appel à l'aide, relayé par France Bleu Périgord, ils ont retrouvé un logement. "On redémarre notre vie" nous confie Yvette.

Le feu avait pris sur une prise électrique d'une maison rue Gambetta à Brantôme. un homme de 47 ans, père de trois enfants, avait péri dans l'incendie, ce 24 décembre 2014. Yvette et Gilbert Blanchard avaient perdu leur logement. Un appel à la solidarité avait été lancé pour leur venir en aide et les Périgourdins avaient répondu présents.

Un mois après, grâce à cette solidarité des Périgourdins, tous les deux peuvent se reconstruire. Le sourire revient timidement sur leurs visages.

"Dans la nouvelle maison, on est très bien. C’est grand. Ça n’a aucun rapport avec le logement où on était avant. On arrive à se repérer maintenant. Mais c’est la fatigue qui ressort. La fatigue de tout ce qu’on a eu en un mois de temps." — Yvette

Il y a bien sur eu l'incendie au début de tout, mais aussi, le couple de retraités se rend compte de toute la solidarité qui s'est nouée autour d'eux. Plus d'un mois après l'incendie, Yvette commence à peine à se rendre compte de la solidarité qui les a entourés pour eux qui n'étaient arrivés en Dordogne que depuis 2012.

"En fin de compte, je ne m’attendais pas du tout à ça. Je ne pensais pas que des personnes… Ça doit être la Dordogne, je ne sais pas mais je n’ai vu ça nulle part ailleurs." — Yvette

De nombreux meubles ont aussi été donnés. Gilbert très touché était aussi un peu gêné.

"Ce n’est pas à moi ça. Je n’aurais jamais pu me payer ça. Ce sont des meubles qui coûtent chers, neufs. C’est pour ça qu’au départ c’était dur." — Gilbert

Et Yvette de faire un voeu.

"S’il arrive quoique ce soit à une personne qui est dans le même cas que nous, que les gens soient aussi solidaires qu’ils l’ont été avec nous." — Yvette

Elle et son époux se promettent de le faire dès qu'ils se seront un peu reconstruits.

Incendie à Brantôme - Yvette et Gilbert : "Je suis bien là maintenant. Au départ, c’était dur. "

À LIRE AUSSI

Le couple Blanchard de Brantôme retrouve un logement grâce à la solidarité des PérigourdinsL'appel à l'aide d'un couple de BrantômeUn homme meurt dans l'incendie de son appartement à Brantôme

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Incendie à Brantôme - Yvette et Gilbert : "On redémarre la vie, même à notre âge"