The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating two abandoned house fires in Pocomoke City, Maryland overnight. The first fire was reported at 10:34PM on Sunday evening at 508 Bonneville Avenue. Arriving firefighters reported the two story house fully engulfed with fire. Firefighters from Pocomoke, Stockton, Girdletree, Snow Hill and New Church responded. It took firefighters two hours to control the fire.
At 1:14AM (this morning) Monday, while still on the scene of the Sunday evening fire on Bonneville Avenue, Firefighters were alerted to a second abandoned house fire at 4 Gray Street in Pocomoke. The location of the second fire was approximately 5 blocks ways. Arriving Firefighters reported a two story home with heavy fire from the front of the structure. It took firefighters less than an hour to control the second fire.
The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office, with the assistance of the Ocean City Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating the fires. The Bonneville house is a rental property and was not occupied and was abandoned. The Bonneville property is owned by RMB Holdings, LLC from Salisbury, Maryland and listed with the City of Pocomoke as a rental property. The Gray Street house is owned by Steven Mills, Jr. of Pocomoke and was unoccupied and abandoned. The cause of both fires is under investigation. No injuries were reported. Anyone with information regarding either of these fire is asked to call the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office at 410-632-5666 or the Maryland Arson Hotline at 1-800-492-7529.
PHOTOS: WCFMO, Pocomoke Volunteer FIre Company