SHELBURNE, N.S. - The Canadian Red Cross is helping a family of five after a fire damaged their bungalow on Monday night in Shelburne, N.S.

The agency says all five people escaped without injuries from the fire at 46 Commission St., but they were checked by paramedics as a precaution.

It says the couple and their three children, all under the age of four, are staying with relatives.

The Red Cross is helping them with the food, clothing and baby-care items.

The fire as reported at about 7 p.m.