Nova Scotia

Spate of N.S. house fires displaces 17

Four separate house fires have chased at least 17 people from their homes in Nova Scotia since Sunday.
No one was hurt when a fire broke out at 4505 Cloverdale Rd. on Monday. ((Phonse Jessome/CBC))

Four separate house fires in Nova Scotia have chased at least 17 people from their homes since Sunday, the Canadian Red Cross says.

One man was rushed to hospital after a fire levelled a home on Durham Road, south of Scotsburn, on Monday afternoon.

In East Stewiacke, another midday fire gutted a home on Cloverdale Road. No one was there at the time. All nine people are staying with friends and family for now.

There were also two fires on Sunday.

In Springhill, an early-morning fire destroyed a two-storey home on Victoria Street, leaving a couple and two children homeless.

In Trenton, a woman and two children were chased out of a bungalow on Hampson Street when a grease fire broke out, the Red Cross said.

There is no word on what caused Monday's two fires and the blaze in Springhill.