TATAMAGOUCHE, N.S. -- The Canadian Red Cross says fire has destroyed a home in Tatamagouche, N.S.

The organization says a couple and their two children were not at home Monday, but two family pets died in the blaze.

A local fire official says the fire broke out around 10 a.m.

So far no cause has been determined.

Meanwhile, a woman and three young children in Bridgewater escaped a fire that damaged their home on Saturday.

The Red Cross says it has arranged for emergency lodging and meals for the family.