Red Cross aids family that lost home to fire

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A family of four is temporarily homeless after a fire Sunday evening destroyed their two-storey house in Ferryland, the Canadian Red Cross said today.

There were no injuries and no immediate word on the cause of the fire.

The woman and three children are staying with relatives for now.

Canadian Red Cross disaster volunteers on Monday assisted the family with emergency purchases including food, clothes, blankets and personal-care items.

Ferryland is about 70 kilometres from St. John's on the southern shore of the Avalon Peninsula.

Organizations: Red Cross

Geographic location: St. John's

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  • Mickey
    September 17, 2013 - 19:29

    Warning to who it may concern there is a fellow going around St.john's looking for donations to help the Lady that lost her home in a fire in Ferryland BUT this is a scam he do not have permission to do this so i'm am waring everyone NOT TO GIVE HIM ANYTHING if he comes to your door or bussiness give him nothing-There is nothing set up for this family yet you best bet is to get a despription of him and report him to the RNC asap

  • cas
    September 17, 2013 - 19:10

    Just to let everyone know the family is doing ok and is greatful for all the support!! ALSO there is a man goin around St john's looking for a donation for a fundraiser for quote "An old woman that had her house burn down in Ferryland." THIS is a SCAM the family has NOT asked anyone to do this, there will be something set up to help the family butrhas NOT been done yet! If you get asked to give money for this family DO not give with out proof, also report it to the police pease thank you!