Red Cross as­sist­ing fam­ily

Home, be­long­ings lost in Keltic Drive fire

Cape Breton Post - - CAPE BRETON - BY JEREMY FRASER jeremy.fraser@cb­post.com

The Canadian Red Cross is as­sist­ing a fam­ily of three after a fire de­stroyed a home on Keltic Drive on Wed­nes­day.

The fam­ily, whose iden­tity has not been re­leased, was not home at the time of the fire. There were no in­juries as a re­sult of the in­ci­dent.

Dis­as­ter vol­un­teers with the Canadian Red Cross have ar­ranged tem­po­rary lodg­ing, cloth­ing, food pur­chases and other emer­gency as­sis­tance for a cou­ple and their adult son.

The Coxheath Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment were called to the struc­ture fire around 1:15 p.m. on Wed­nes­day at 429 Keltic Dr. Upon ar­rival, the home was fully in­volved with flames and smoke.

The fire forced the depart­ment to re­quest as­sis­tance from neigh­bour­ing de­part­ments in West­mount and Sydney River.

Neigh­bour­ing homes were evac­u­ated for safety pur­poses. The sec­tion of Keltic Drive be­tween Coxheath Road and Onelis Road was blocked off as fire of­fi­cials fought the blaze.

The cause of the fire re­mains un­known.

The fam­ily could not be reached for com­ment, al­though a re­quest was made through the Red Cross.

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