Red Cross aids two families after Burnt Church, Dieppe fires over the weekend

Canadian Red Cross

The Canadian Red Cross says it is assisting two families after fires at the Esgenoopetitj First Nation in Burnt Church and in Dieppe.

A release states seven members of an extended family have been displaced by a fire that destroyed their house at the Esgenoopetitj First Nation late Friday night.

The Canadian Red Cross says Chief and Band Council arranged emergency lodging and meals for a couple, their children and grandchildren.

Volunteers from Miramichi are assisting with purchases of clothing and baby-care needs.

The aid agency says volunteers from Moncton assisted a woman and her two children that were temporarily displaced by a fire Saturday.

The fire was confined to the kitchen of one apartment in a three-story building, and it is expected the family will be able to return to the apartment within a few days, pending cleanup and repair.

Volunteers assisted the family with emergency lodging and purchases of food, clothing and other basics in the interim.

There were no injuries reported in either fire.