Crews quickly stop fire in Preston home

Preston — A Radler Road home suffered moderate damage Monday after a short-lived fire began about 11 a.m.

According to town Fire Chief Tom Casey, firefighters found one room on fire and saw smoke escaping through the door of 26 Radler Road upon arrival.

The lone occupant home at the time already was out of the house, he said.

Casey said it took about two minutes for firefighters to knock down the main body of the blaze. He said much of the damage came from smoke.

In a Facebook post, the Preston City Fire Department said the fire began in a dryer.

Casey said the cause remains under investigation.

The American Red Cross is assisting the residents of the home. Records show it belongs to Michael and Barbara Gladue.

Both of the town's fire departments responded to the scene, along with firefighters from the Mohegan Tribal Fire Department and an engine from Norwich.

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