Nova Scotia

Amherst fire displaces family of six

Six people are out of their home and a mother and infant were check for smoke inhalation after a fire in Amherst Sunday night.

A family of six is out of their home after a fire in Amherst Sunday night

Six people are out of their home after a fire last night in Amherst.

The Canadian Red Cross says it happened on Fullerton Street, a neighbouring home had to be evacuated as a precaution.

The couple and four children are staying with a relative for now. 

The Red Cross is assisting with blankets and toys and other supplies.

The mother and a one-year-old were checked for smoke inhalation. There were no serious injuries.

No word yet on a possible cause of the fire.

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