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Family OK After House Fire in Preston

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Photos of Wednesday night's fire provided by a WBOC NewsWatcher. Photos of Wednesday night's fire provided by a WBOC NewsWatcher.
PRESTON, Md.- The Preston Volunteer Fire Company says a family was able to escape their home after a fire broke out Wednesday night.

The fire broke out at around 11:15 p.m. at the two story home located at 146 Main St. in Preston.

According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office, it took 20 firefighters from the Preston VFC approximately 15 minutes to get the blaze under control. A smoke alarm was present and activated. The Preston VFC said a family was home when the fire started, but was able to make it out safely.

The fire caused an estimated $50,000 in damage to the structure and another $30,000 in damage to its contents.

Deputy State Fire Marshals said the fire started at the rear entrance but its cause remains under investigation.

The Red Cross is assisting the family.



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