A fire in Pembroke, New Brunswick late Tuesday left a man and woman homeless. The house on Route 105 just northeast of Woodstock was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived shortly after 3:00 p.m. Chief Ricky Nicholson of the Woodstock Fire Department said crews battled the blaze for about 3 hours. The home was a total loss.


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The couple lost all of their belongings, according to Dan Bedell of the Canadian Red Cross. No one was injured, but a pet lost its life in the fire. The Red Cross is providing emergency lodging and assistance for the man and woman.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Family Loses Home in Fire in Western New Brunswick