**Updated** Highway 354 re-opened after structure fire

**Updated at 6:07 a.m. on January 4th**

An older two-storey farmhouse near Kennetcook has been extensively damaged by fire.

The blaze was reported around 4:30 a.m. and closed a section of Highway 354 for several hours on Thursday.

RCMP, fire departments, and EHS were all called to the scene.

The Canadian Red Cross says a woman and her teenaged daughter weren't injured and are staying with relatives for now.

Disaster volunteers are helping the pair with emergency purchases.