According to a press release from the Red Cross, disaster volunteers with the have assisted the couple and their five-year-old daughter with emergency accommodation and purchases of clothing, food and other essentials.
The release also states that there were no injuries from the fire, which was reported around 5 p.m. along Highway 236.
Steve White, Chief of the Kennetcook Fire Department said firefighters returned to the scene during the afternoon of June 26 to extinguish a flare up at the site.
“We were back this afternoon to put some water on it,” he said. “No major flames coming from it. I think it’s pretty wetted down now.”
Two of the firefighters suffered from heat exhaustion during the initial call on June 25. White said they left the scene around midnight.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
“There were a lot of other buildings in close proximity and luckily none of those buildings were damaged whatsoever,” he said. “It could have been much worse.”
White said the structure was an older farmhouse that was being rented. He said the building was insured.
White said fire departments from across West Hants, East Hants and Colchester County responded to the call.
“The mutual aid system worked great,” he said. “It always unfortunate when a house catches fire in our area, it can take time to get there.”
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