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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

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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

 

Commercial Structure Fire at Millville Lumber in Snow Hill

Firefighters from Snow Hill, Newark, Girdletree, Stockton, Salisbury, Fruitland, and Parsonsburg Volunteer Fire Companies responded to a report of a commercial structure fire at 6781 Snow HIll Road, Millville Lumber Company in Snow Hill, Maryland.  The fire was reported at 12:14PM on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.  Fire fighters remain on the scene at the time of this release.  Arriving firefighters reported heavy smoke and fire extending from a building at the lumber mill used to store wood shavings.  The building was a total loss.  The extinguishment of the fire was hampered by high northwest winds.  The cause of the fire has not been determined and is still under investigation.  Anyone with additional information or questions can contact Senor Deputy Fire Marshal Robert Korb, Jr. at 410-632-5666 ext 4 or rkorb@co.worcester.md.us

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Update of investigation will be posted after the on-scene investigation is complete.

West Ocean City Home Damaged By Fire

UPDATED: 2/25/19

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a residential house fire at 12355 Snug Harbor Road in West Ocean City, Maryland.  The fire was reported at 10:32PM on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Firefighters from Ocean City, Berlin, Showell, Ocean Pines and Newark volunteer fire departments responded to the fire.  Arriving firefighters found heavy fire showing from the house.  The house suffered heavy damage.  The property is owned by Susan and Richard Carmine.  The house was a second home for the Carmine's and was not occupied at the time of the fire.  One firefighter was transported to AGH with a leg injury and later released. The house had working smoke alarms.  The house was not equipped with a residential fire sprinkler system.  The cause is listed as accidental and contributed to an electrical malfucntion.  Anyone with questions or information is asked to call Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Matt Owens at 410.632.5666 Ext. 2 or mowens@co.worcester.md.us

Three Hospitalized After Early Morning Bishopville Fire

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a residential house fire at 12121 Salt Point Road in Bishopville which occurred early Monday morning February 18, 2018 at 3:30AM.  Firefighters from Bishopville, Berlin, Showell, Ocean Pines and Ocean City, along with several Sussex County volunteer fire departments responded to the fire.  Arriving firefighters found heavy fire showing from the house.  The house is a total loss.  The property is owned by Mark and Becky Ange. They were home with their son at the time of the fire.  All three were transported to PRMC.  Mrs. Agne suffered 1st and 2nd degree burns and was later transported to Bayview Burn Center in Baltimore.  The extent of the other injuries is unknown at this time.  Two family pets, a dog and rabbit died in the fire.  The house had working smoke alarms.  The house was not equipped with a residential fire sprinkler system.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to call Deputy Fire Marshal Chris Vieira at 410.632.5666 Ext. 5 or cvieira@co.worcester.md.us

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