Red Cross helps family of injured Sandy Cove man

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The Canadian Red Cross has provided help to a woman and her three teenage children after her husband suffered extensive burns to his body during a house fire Thursday night.

The man was injured when fire broke out in a home in Sandy Cove on the Northern Peninsula.

He was transported to hospital in St. John's. where he is listed in critical condition.

His family is staying with relatives in St. John's, where Red Cross volunteers have arranged emergency purchases of clothing and food.

At the time of the fire, the couple and one of their three children were in the house, which the RCMP said was extensively damaged.