Residents left homeless after fire on Fogo Island

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Two people were fortunate not to be injured Sunday, but lost their home and most of their belongings to a house fire on Fogo Island.

According to the Canadian Red Cross, Atlantic division, they are now staying with relatives in the community, while awaiting an assessment from insurance adjusters.

Red Cross volunteers have been helping them with emergency purchases including clothing and personal-care items.

The blaze was reported around 8 a.m. Sunday at 25 North Shore Road.

Organizations: Red Cross

Geographic location: Fogo Island, Atlantic, North Shore Road

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