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Elderly couple escape Boxing Day mobile home fire

Dec. 27, 2012, Penobsquis, N.B. – An elderly couple escaped unhurt from a fire that gutted their mobile home on Boxing Day in New Brunswick.

December 27, 2012
By The Canadian Press

Dec. 27, 2012, Penobsquis, N.B. – An elderly couple escaped unhurt from a fire that gutted their mobile home on Boxing Day in New Brunswick.

The Canadian Red Cross says the blaze at 5 Penobsquis Loop Road – about 10 kilometres east of Sussex – broke out around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.

They say a volunteer firefighter receive a minor injury when a medical oxygen tank exploded inside the home.

The couple is staying with family in the community.

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The cause of the fire is not yet known.