Carleton County family left homeless by late night fire

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Four people were displaced by a fire late Monday night that destroyed their home in Avondale, New Brunswick, just west of Hartland.

The Lakeville Volunteer Fire Department responded to a two-story farmhouse fire on White Road shortly after 11 p.m. Crews from Hartland and Centerville helped fight the blaze for more than four hours. The River Valley Sun reports that the century-old structure has been razed.

Two adults and two children escaped unharmed and the fire caused no injuries, according to Dan Bedell, director of communications for the Canadian Red Cross, Atlantic Division.

Red Cross volunteers helped a man, his adult daughter and two children with emergency shopping, including food, clothing and other essentials, Bedell said.

The family is staying with relatives in the region.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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