Family of five lose their home to fire Wednesday evening in Brent’s Cove

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A family of five lost their home to fire in Brent’s Cove, about 40 kilometres east of Baie Verte, about 7 p.m. Wednesday, the Canadian Red Cross says.

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No one was home at the time as the family was attending a concert at the area school.

Canadian Red Cross disaster volunteers today arranged emergency purchases including clothing, food and personal-care items for the couple and three children ages 5 to 9, all of whom are staying for now with relatives in the community.

The Red Cross release notes the RCMP is investigating the cause of the fire which may have originated with an unattended wood stove.

Neighbours have also rallied to the family's aid including setting up a bank account for financial donations.

Organizations: Red Cross, RCMP

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