Red Cross, em­ployer help Dun­staffnage cou­ple af­ter fire

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

The Cana­dian Red Cross and a P.E.I. busi­ness are as­sist­ing a young cou­ple whose home was de­stroyed by a fire late Thurs­day af­ter­noon.

The two peo­ple were not home at the time of the blaze in Dun­staffnage but the home and the cou­ple’s be­long­ings were de­stroyed.

One of the cou­ple’s em­ploy­ers has stepped in to cover ho­tel ac­com­mo­da­tions for a few days, while dis­as­ter vol­un­teers with the Red Cross also helped with emer­gency pur­chases of cloth­ing, food and other es­sen­tials. A pa­trolling RCMP of­fi­cer spot­ted the fire around 4:30 p.m. Thurs­day in the two­s­torey house, lo­cated at 13494 St. Peter’s Rd.

The North Shore Fire De­part­ment, along with Char­lot­te­town Sta­tion 2 and the East River Fire De­part­ment re­sponded to the call.

One RCMP of­fi­cer was taken to the Queen El­iz­a­beth Hos­pi­tal for smoke in­hala­tion.

It took un­til about 6 p.m. to get the fire un­der con­trol. There were no ad­ja­cent struc­tures to the home.

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