Pictou County home destroyed by fire

A Pictou County man's home has been destroyed by fire.

The Canadian Red Cross says the fire was reported shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday on Elgin Road in Hopewell.

The homeowner is staying with a relative for the time-being, and Red Cross volunteers have helped him with emergency purchases, like clothing, food, other basics and transportation assistance.

There's no word on the cause of the fire.