One person died and at least 23 others were forced from their homes after weekend fires in the Maritimes.

In Nova Scotia, there were weekend house fires in New Waterford, Digby, Shelburne, and Barrington.

The Barrington fire has been confirmed by firefighters as starting in a wood stove.

In New Brunswick, a 72-year-old woman died after a house fire in Oromocto on Friday, while a fire last night in Edmundston forced five people from an apartment building. A house fire Friday night, also caused minor damage to a home in east Saint John.

The Red Cross is still assessing the emergency needs of those forced from their homes.