Early morning fire at Oxford home remains under investigation


Investigators in Talbot County are still looking for the preliminary cause of a Monday morning house fire.

According to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the fire started just after 3 AM at a home on West Pier Street in Oxford. The fire was reported by a passerby. Thirty three firefighters from the Oxford Volunteer Fire Department then reportedly responded to the one alarm blaze, and had it under control in 20 minutes.

No injuries were reported.  Investigators say the fire started on the exterior of the three story, wood frame single family house, near the home’s crawl space entrance. Estimated loss to the structure is $15,000.

Investigators say the preliminary cause of the blaze remains under investigation. They are asking anyone with information to call the Maryland Deputy State Fire Marshals at the Easton office at 410-822-7609.

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