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Family pets die in Caroline Co fire

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Posted at 7:52 AM, Apr 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-06 07:52:11-04

A family dog and cat both died in a fire Wednesday in a Caroline County home. The Office of the State Fire Marshal said the firefighters responded to the home at 5281 Newton Rd in Preston just before 1 p.m.

The occupants were not home at the time but a Caroline County paramedic driving by the home observed smoke in the area and reported it.

Officials are investigating what may have started the fire; the total damage is estimated to be $300,000.