A man was sent to hospital with burns to his head and hands following an evening fire at a home in Canning, N.S., Wednesday night. 

The Canadian Red Cross says a home was extensively damaged in the fire that was reported just before 10 p.m.

Volunteers are helping two adult brothers with food and a place to stay, the organization says. 

Earlier Wednesday, a fire on Harmony Road in Nicholsville, not far from Aylesford, caused significant damage to a house. 

No one was home at the time but the Red Cross says it will help, as needed.