The Red Cross on P.E.I. has had to find temporary accommodation for a couple and their nine-month old baby after a house in Alberry Plains, near Vernon River, caught fire Tuesday. The woman who owns the house, and also lives there, went to stay with family.

Vernon River Fire Chief Allister Veinot told CBC News no one was home when the fire started. Vienot said the call came in about 4 p.m. It took his volunteer firefighters around two-and-a-half hours to put the fire out.

"When we got there the kitchen and dining room area was in flames. The house has extensive smoke, water and fire damage," said Veinot.

"We didn't have any suspicions of a stove fire or furnace fire or anything of that nature, so we left it up to the fire marshal's office."

Living in the house was the owner - a woman in her 20s - her brother - currently working in Alberta, as well as his girlfriend and their baby.

P.E.I.'s deputy fire marshal is investigating.