A retired couple lost their house and most belongings in a fire in western PEI early Sunday afternoon.
The blaze occurred on Route 2 in Profits Corner, about 75 kilometers northwest of Summerside. The couple were treated briefly in hospital for smoke inhalation.
The Canadian Red Cross arranged emergency purchases such as winter clothing and food and the couple have temporary use of a nearby house.
The Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team has also helped in caring for some farm animals.