Elderly couple displaced by fire at home in Upper Blackville

(Submitted/Canadian Red Cross)

An elderly couple is staying with a relative for the time being after fire destroyed their home in the rural community of Upper Blackville.

The man and woman were both outside at the time of the fire along  small lane off Howard Road on Tuesday afternoon.

It's the second fire on that lane in less than a month.
 
Red Cross volunteers are assisting the couple with emergency purchases of clothing food, and other essentials.