Electrical Fire Causes $100K in Damage to Caroline Co. Home - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Electrical Fire Causes $100K in Damage to Caroline Co. Home

Posted: Updated:
Courtesy: Easton Volunteer Fire Dept./T. Knotts Courtesy: Easton Volunteer Fire Dept./T. Knotts
Courtesy: Easton Volunteer Fire Dept./T. Knotts Courtesy: Easton Volunteer Fire Dept./T. Knotts
Courtesy: Easton Volunteer Fire Dept./T. Knotts Courtesy: Easton Volunteer Fire Dept./T. Knotts

PRESTON, Md. - A Caroline County home is badly damaged after an electrical fire Thursday night.

According to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the fire at 7220 Harmony Road in Preston started in the basement around 9:17 p.m. Smoke alarms in the two-story farmhouse were activated, fire officials said.

It took 50 firefighters an hour to get the fire under control, according to state fire marshals, and by that time it had left about $110,000 worth of damage.

Fire marshals say an arcing of electrical wiring caused the fire. Fortunately no one was injured. 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Family Without Propane as Temperatures Drop

    Family Without Propane as Temperatures Drop

    Jan 15, 2018 4:46 PM2018-01-15 21:46:00 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:40 AM EST2018-01-16 12:40:02 GMT
    SEAFORD, Del.- A Sussex County woman says her family has been left in the cold--literally. Donna Niser says she is a customer of Peninsula Oil and Propane, and is currently sitting with an empty tank. She says late last week, she called for a delivery. "WMore
    A Sussex County, Delaware woman says her family has been left in the cold-- literally. Donna Niser says she is a customer of Peninsula Oil and Propane, and is currently sitting with an empty tank.More
  • Police: 3 Women Lured, Assaulted and Robbed Delaware Woman

    Police: 3 Women Lured, Assaulted and Robbed Delaware Woman

    Jan 16, 2018 8:35 AM2018-01-16 13:35:00 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 8:35 AM EST2018-01-16 13:35:25 GMT
    Jessica Elvey, left; Chelsea Roundtree, center; Chasity Roundtree, rightJessica Elvey, left; Chelsea Roundtree, center; Chasity Roundtree, right
    Delaware State Police say a woman was lured to a Clayton area convenience store and assaulted and robbed by three women known to her.More
    Delaware State Police say a woman was lured to a Clayton area convenience store and assaulted and robbed by three women known to her.More
  • Laurel Man Arrested for 5th Offense DUI

    Laurel Man Arrested for 5th Offense DUI

    Jan 16, 2018 9:19 AM2018-01-16 14:19:00 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:19 AM EST2018-01-16 14:19:23 GMT
    Sean Michael DunstonSean Michael Dunston
    A Laurel, Delaware man is behind bars following his arrest Sunday for driving under the influence of alcohol for the fifth time.More
    A Laurel, Delaware man is behind bars following his arrest Sunday for driving under the influence of alcohol for the fifth time.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices