Sunday, January 10, 2010

Chester Family Homeless, Four Sent to Hospital

A 17 year old female remains in the QE2 for treatment of burns following a pre-dawn house fire Saturday near Chester Basin sent all four members of a family to hospital. The parents were released from hospital in Halifax Saturday evening after treatment for smoke inhalation. Their15-year-old son was expected to be released Sunday from the IWK Health Centre in Halifax. All four escaped the burning house shortly after 5 a.m. with only the clothes they were wearing. Canadian Red Cross volunteers have arranged for emergency purchases of clothing and food, provided blankets and personal-care items and say the couple and their son will be staying with friends for now. Their house, at 5109 Highway 3 a few kilometres west of Chester, was destroyed. The cause of the fire is under investigation.