Couple displaced by New Denmark fire Thursday

(Submitted/Canadian Red Cross)

The Canadian Red Cross says a couple has been forced out of their home after a fire in New Denmark on Thursday night.

A release says the fire was reported around 8:20 p.m. and heavily damaged the house.

The woman and man have made arrangements to stay with a nearby relative, and have received funds from Red Cross volunteers for emergency purchases of food, clothing and some other basics.

The aid agency says the man was not home at the time of the fire. 

The woman was checked for minor smoke inhalation at the scene.