Several persons, including a number of young children, were rendered homeless Saturday afternoon when fire ravaged the old wooden cottage that they occupied in Alberttown, Georgetown was destroyed by fire.
Fire fighters were able to contain the hungry flames to that building and so prevented it from spreading to nearby buildings on Sixth Street and Church Street.
The cottage was located at the back of a yard on the southern side of Sixth Street between Light and Cummings Streets.
Those now needing a place to rest and clothing to wear Saturday night and beyond include an aged woman, two middle-aged adults and three young children.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known