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Two Abandoned House Fires In Pocomoke City Overnight

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

Snow Hill Man Homeless After Fire

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office has investigated a residential house fire at 309 W. Martin Street which occurred on Saturday afternoon, November 17, 2018 at 2:21PM.  Firefighters from Snow Hill, Girdletree, Newark, Stockton and Pocomoke responded to the scene with Berlin Fire Department alerted for a standby.  Arriving firefighters found heavy fire showing from the rear of the house.  It took firefighters an hour to control.  The owner and tenant, Lawrence Himes was home at the time of the fire and escaped uninjured.  The fire is listed as accidental and contributed to the improper construction and use of homemade solar batteries.

PHOTOS: Courtsey Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Company

Snow Hill Family Homeless After Fire

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office has investigated a residential house fire at 108 East Martin Street which occurred on Friday evening, November 16, 2018 at 10:32PM.  Firefighters from Snow Hill, Girdletree, Newark, Stockton and Pocomoke responded to the scene.  Arriving firefighters found heavy fire showing from the front of the house.  The fire was quickly controlled.  A tenant was home at the time of the fire and had to escape out a window.  The house was owned by Albert Davis and occupied by Lynn Tindle and family.  The fire is listed as accidental and contributed the improper use of an electrical extension cord.

PHOTO 1 Courtesy of Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Company

Fire Damages Apple Drug in Berlin

Firefigthers from Berlin, Showell, Ocean Pines, Ocean City and Newark Volunteer Fire Companies responded to a building fire at 4:15AM on Saturday morning November 10, 2018.  Arriving firefighters discovered heavy smoke and fire extending from the building's roof for Apple Drug at 314 Franklin Avenue in Berlin.  Firefigthers were on the scene for two and half hours.  Fire damage was limited to the roof and exterior with smoke and water damage throughout the business.  The cause of the fire is accidental and contributed to an electrical issues with the outside sign.  Anyone with additional information or questions can contact Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Matt Owens at 410-632-5666 ext 2 or mowens@co.worcester.md.us

Photos Courtsey Berlin Fire Department

 

Pocomoke Family Homeless After Fire

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a residential house fire at 724 Ninth Street which occurred on Wednesday evening, October 31, 2018 at 10:15PM.  Firefighters from Pocomoke, Snow Hill and Stockton responded to the scene.  Arriving firefighters found heavy fire showing from the front of the house.  It took firefighters an hour to control.  2 people were home at the time of the fire and escape uninjured.  A firefighter was transported to the hospital after experiencing chest pains while battling the blaze.  The house was owned by Catina Davis and occupied by Perry Schoolfield.  The fire is listed as accidental and contributed to unattended cooking.

PHOTO CREDIT - Pocomoke Vol. Fire Co.

Whaleyville Family Homeless After Fire

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a residential house fire at 12671 Murray Road which occurred on Sunday evening, October 28, 2018 at 11:18PM.  Firefighters from Showell, Berlin, Bishopville, Ocean Pines, Powellville, and Selbyville responded to the scene.  Other companies from Wicomico and Sussex Counties assisted.  Arriving firefighters found heavy fire showing from the garage and upper 2nd floor roof areas.  It took firefighters over 2 hours to control the fire and they remained on the scene for 9 hours.  5 people were home at the time of the fire and escape uninjured.  However a family dog did perished in the fire.  The house was owned and occupied by Andrew and Lora Luzier.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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