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Fire displaces family of four in Westville

A home in Westville was heavily damaged by smoke and fire on Saturday morning.
A home in Westville was heavily damaged by smoke and fire on Saturday morning. - Adam MacInnis

A family of four was displaced by a fire Saturday morning that heavily damaged the two-storey house they were living in in Westville.

Westville Fire Chief Kenny Dunn said their department was called around 6:20 a.m. on Saturday. There was heavy smoke coming out of the roof and fire out of one of the bedroom windows when the department arrived.

The couple, their four-year-old daughter and two-year-old son were able to escape the home on their own and no one was injured.

Dunn said the cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Westville was assisted on the call by the Stellarton fire department.

Disaster volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross are assisting the family with emergency lodging and food. Purchases of new clothing and other essentials were arranged through a partnership between the Red Cross and Walmart in nearby New Glasgow.

The Red Cross aid comes as Walmart stores across Canada enter the final week of an annual campaign with their customers at checkouts to raise funds the Red Cross uses to cover many of the costs of small-scale disaster responses like the Westville case.

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