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Worcester County 2019 Forth of July Fireworks Schedule

The July 4th celebrations are almost here! Please note that there are four legal kinds of fireworks in Worcester County:

  • Handheld sparkers
  • Bang snaps
  • Snakes
  • Ground based sparkling devices or fountains that emit showers of sparks not higher than 12 feet in the air

If you would prefer to leave the fireworks to the professionals, there are several events scheduled across the county.

June 29 - Snow Hill - Sturgis Park

Snow Hill's spectacular Fireworks display to celebrate the 4th of July has been scheduled Saturday, June 30, 2018 in Sturgis Memorial Park. Fireworks are expected to begin at dusk, close to 9:15 pm. Bring your family, friends and lawn chairs to see this great fireworks display over the Pocomoke River.

There will be food provided by the Snow Hill Rotary Club, ice cream and drinks available prior to the fireworks. Bouncey houses and face painting will be provided for children.

July 1 - Ocean Pines/ Berlin - Ocean Downs

Join Ocean Downs for a special fireworks display.  The fireworks display is scheduled for approximately 9:30PM.  Recommended viewing locations are at Ocean Downs.

July 3 - Berlin - Falls Park

Join your friends and neighbors as we celebrate Independence Day at Berlin Falls Park with the 3rd annual Fireworks display.  Fireworks begin at 9:15, vendors located across the street at Burley Oak Brewing Company.

Parking is available for viewing at Berlin Intermediate School and also at Berlin First Baptist where additional activities are planned.

July 4 - Ocean City - N. Division Street Beach

Enjoy a free concert by Triple Rail Run at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. on the beach at N. Division Street. For more information, call 800-626-2326 or 410-250-0125.

July 4 - Ocean City - Northside Park, 125th Street

Enjoy a free concert by Mike Hines and the Look at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at Northside Park on 125th Street. For more information, call 800-626-2326 or 410-250-0125.

July 4 - Ocean Pines - Ocean Pines Park

Join the Ocean Pines community for a special fireworks display sponsored by the Ocean Pines Association.  The fireworks display will begin shortly after dark.  This is a new location this year and the viewing can be seen around the Ocean Pines Park (Pond near Library). The rain date for this event is Thursday, July 5.

July 13 - Girdletree Firehouse

Join the community of Girdletree for this fireworks display sponsored by the Girdletree Vol. Fire Co. and the 1st Baptist Church of Girdletree.  The fireworks complete a full day of fun during Girdletree's annual community day.  Fireworks are scheduled for 9:15PM.

Outbuilding Destroyed by Fire

Firefighters from Snow Hill, Fruitland, and Princess Anne Volunteer Fire Companies responded to a report of an agricultural outbuilding structure fire at 7436 Meadow Bridge Road, in Eden, Maryland.  The fire was reported at 4:43PM on Friday,  June 14, 2019.  Fire fighters remain on the scene for two hours.  Arriving firefighters reported heavy smoke and fire extending from the building.  The cause of the fire is listed as accidetnal and contributed to a gasoline powered equipment being placed to close to combustible materials after use. Anyone with additional information or questions can contact Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Matthew Owens, 410.632.5666 ext. 2 or mowens@co.worcester.md.us

Photo credit: David Merrett, Fruitland EMS

Berlin House Destroyed By Fire, Owner Transported to AGH

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a house fire at  8915 Bethel Road in Berlin, Maryland which occurred at 11:40PM Thursday, June 13, 2019. Firefighters from Berlin, Showell, Bishopville, Newark, Ocean Pines and Snow Hill responded.

The two story house was fully engulfed in flames upon the fire department's arrival. It took firefighters over an hour to control the fire. The home was owned and occupied by John Maxwell. The occupant woke to the smell of smoke and was able to escape prior to the fire department's arrival.  Mr. Maxwell was transported to AGH for burns and smoke inhalation. There was no smoke alarm activation and the home was not equipped with a residential fire sprinkler system. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Anyone with information or questions is asked to call the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office at 410-632-5666, email Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Matthew Owens at mowens@co.worcester.md.us or the Maryland Arson Hotline at 1-800-492-7529.

West Ocean City Home Destroyed By Fire

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office has investigating an house fire at 12332 Snug Harbor Road, Ocean City (West), Maryland which occurred at 12:55PM Monday, April 1, 2019. Firefighters from Berlin, Showell, Bishopville, Ocean Pines, Newark and Ocean City responded. It took firefighters over an hour to control the fire. The home was owned and occupied by Shirley and Marlene Bohn and their son who resided in a separate section of the home.  The occupants were not home at the time of the fire.  The home was not equipped with a residential fire sprinkler system.  The cause of the fire is accidental and contributed to an electrical malfunction.  No injuries were reported.  Anyone with information or questions is asked to call the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office at 410-632-5666 or email Senior Deputy Fire Marshal Rorbert Korb at rkorb@co.worcester.md.us

Photos: WCFMO & WBOC

 

Two Transported to Hospital after Stockton Outside Fire

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office has investigated a fire at 6713 Goerge Island Landing Road in Stockton.  Volunteer Fire Companies from Stockton, Girdletree, Snow Hill, Pocomoke and Greenbackville, Virginia responded to the 2:20PM fire on Friday, March 29, 2019.  The fire was contained to an area of brush.  The home owner and a friend were attempting to clear out over grown brush when the fire shifted and started moving towards the residence.  The two were transported to PRMC for smoke inhalation and minor burns and later released.  The property is owned by Kathleen Evans.  The fire is listed as accidental.  For further information contact Deputy FIre Marshal Chris Vieira at 410.632.5666 ext. 5 or cvieira@co.worcester.md.us

Berlin Residential House Fire

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office has investigating an house fire at 107 Showell Street in Berlin, Maryland which occurred at 4:15AM Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Firefighters from Berlin, Showell, Bishopville, and Ocean Pines responded. It took firefighters an hour to control the fire. The home was owned and occupied by Zander and Margaret Baker and family.  The occupants woke to the smell of smoke.  There was no smoke alarm activation and the home was not equipped with a residential fire sprinkler system.  The cause of the fire is accidental and contributed to an electrical malfunction.  No injuries were reported.  The Red Cross is assisting the family with temporary housing.  Anyone with information or questions is asked to call the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office at 410-632-5666 or email Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Matthew Owens at mowens@co.worcester.md.us

 

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