Family of eight escape house fire in Hopewell, N.S.

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Firefighters from nearby departments converge on a Hopewell home where a blaze began Friday afternoon.

Firefighers from around the count battle a fire in the upper area of a home in Hopewell, Pictou Co. Friday afternoon.

HOPEWELL, PICTOU CO., – A husband and wife and six children, ranging in age 7 to 18, are out of their home after a fire started in the upstairs of their house in the rural Pictou County community Friday afternoon.

Firefighters were called to the blaze near the Hopewell Community Kiosk and the post office. The fire, which was reported about 3 p.m., appeared to be out by shortly after 4 p.m.

Red Cross officials were called in to assist the family.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Geographic location: Hopewell

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