Fire destroys home of local family on eve of Thanksgiving; father and son recovering


December 2, 2020

(Herald photo by Candie Fix)

HAXTUN Volunteer Firemen work to battle the blaze at the home of the Preston family last week. The camper the family lives in was a total loss.

A late afternoon fire the day before Thanksgiving has left a local family without a home and in need of belongings. The camper the Preston family calls home erupted into flames on Wednesday, Nov. 25, sounding the alarm for the Haxtun Volunteer Fire Department.

Fire crews arrived on scene shortly after 2 p.m. and were able to help Dean Preston and his five-year-old son, Kaden, to safety as flames shot out of the camper. Dean's wife, Carly, had just left to return to work from her lunch break. The couple are expecting their second child.

Thankfully, no one was seriously injured but th...

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