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Fire displaces senior

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RIVER JOHN – An elderly man is fortunate a nephew drove by his house late Sunday and noticed flames shooting from the roof of his house along a rural road a few kilometres northwest of River John.  He helped his uncle safely escape the burning two-storey structure.

The man in his 80s is staying with friends for now and is being helped by Canadian Red Cross volunteers with emergency purchases like clothing  and food.

The fire on Cape John Road was reported around 10 p.m. Sunday.