New Brunswick

Hainesville family homeless after fire

A family of four is homeless after their mobile home was destroyed by a brush fire in Hainesville on Monday afternoon.

A family of four is homeless after their mobile home was destroyed by a brush fire in Hainesville on Monday afternoon.

Five local fire departments were called to Hainesville, a small community northwest of Fredericton, to battle the fire.

Justin McGuigan, the Millville fire chief, said the fire department was called to Central Hainesville Road, near Crabbe Mountain, shortly before 4 p.m.

When the fire crew arrived, they found the mobile home engulfed in flames.

McGuigan said it is unfortunate how the fire started.

"The fire was caused by a brush fire that had reignited after extinguishment. The homeowner left home so the fire had reignited and caught his woodshed on fire which in turn caught the house on fire," McGuigan said.

The home is a complete loss and is not insured.

McGuigan said the Red Cross has been called to help and he's hoping other members of the community will too

The fire chief said a pet bird and a cat died in the fire, but the family's dog survived.

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