House Fire in Preston Ruled Accidental

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A fire that occurred at a two-story, wood-framed, single-family home in Preston has been ruled accidental. The blaze broke out at about 2 p.m. at the house on Newton Road. According to the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal, the owner was using a propane torch to burn weeds adjacent to the dwelling which…

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Mountaire Farms to Purchase 3 Grain Elevators on MD’s Eastern Shore

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Mountaire Farms will soon have three key locations for grain elevators on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The poultry company has signed a Letter of Intent with Nagel Farm Service to purchase the three grain elevators – in Preston, Cordova and Wye Mills. Nagel will retain its other businesses. In the coming weeks, Mountaire expects…

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Overnight Fire in Preston, MD Under Investigation

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The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating an overnight fire in Preston in Caroline County, Maryland. Fire officials report no deaths or injuries to humans from the blaze, but seven cats and one lamb are unaccounted for at the site. The State Fire Marshal’s office estimates the damage to the wood frame outbuilding to…

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MSP Make Arrest in Preston Stabbing

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Maryland State Police have made an arrest in a stabbing that occurred Thursday afternoon in Preston. State Police were assisted by the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office and Natural Resources Police and located a female victim with an apparent stab wound. The suspect tried to evade arrest while cutting himself with a knife. A trooper was…

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Preston, Md. Fire Leaves 1 Person Dead

Fatal Fire, Preston Md. Dec. 14 2020 (photo courtesy of Md. State Fire Marshal's Office)
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A fire in Caroline County has claimed one life. According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, the blaze was reported at about 1:00 a.m. Monday by a neighbor in the 21,000-block of Wood Wharf Road in Preston. Local fire departments sent personnel to the scene, who had the fire under control quickly. The cause…

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