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Berlin Fatal House Fire

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fatal fire that occurred on Sunday, December 22, 2019. The fire was reported at 6:11 p.m. at 10347 Trappe Road, Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland 21811. Volunteer Fire Companies from Berlin, Showell, Bishopville, Ocean Pines, Ocean City, and Newark responded to the fire. Firefighters reported heavy fire conditions upon arrival. The fire was placed under control at 7:33 p.m. A female occupant of the home was located inside the house and transported to AGH where she later died. Identity of the deceased is pending official notification from the Office of the Maryland Chief Medical Examiner. No other injuries were reported with the fire. The house did not have a working smoke alarm or residential fire sprinklers.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Fire Marshal Hunter Mauk at 410.632.5666, ext. 3 or hmauk@co.worcester.md.us

Threat to Burn - Pocomoke Elementary School

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a verbal threat to burn the Pocomoke Elementary School.  The threat occured in a phone message left on school's voice mail system by a parent of a child who attends the school.  Details of the name of the accused and specifics of the case are pending charges as determined by the Deputy Fire Marshal conducting the investigaiton and the State's Attorney Office.  Additional information will be released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Fire Marshal Christopher Vieira at 410.632.5666, ext. 5 or cvieira@co.worcester.md.us

 

Vehicle Fire - Showell

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office has investigated a vehicle fire that occurred on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 8:50AM.  The vehicle was being towed on a flatbed truck when the fire was reported.  The truck was being transported from Rhode Island to Portsmith, Virginia when the fire occured.  The cause of the fire remains under investigaiton.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Fire Marshal Hunter Mauk at 410.632.5666, ext. 3 or hmauk@co.worcester.md.us

Crime Concealment Fire - Carey Road, Berlin

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office is assisting the Worcester County Sheriff's Office with a fire which occured during a Burglery at 10239 Carey Road, Belrin, Maryland on Wednesday, December 24, 2019 at 9:30PM.  It appears perpetrators broke into a structure and removed items.  Some of the items may have been included in an outside fire which occured on the same property.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Fire Marshal Hunter Mauk at 410.632.5666, ext. 3 or hmauk@co.worcester.md.us

Vehicle Arson Fire, Pocomoke

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating an arson fire of a vehicle that was left abandonded on Bunting Road in Pocmoke, Maryland.  The fire occurred on Monday, December 2, 2019 was reported at 12:30 a.m. at 2446 Bunting Road. The Pocomoke Volunteer Fire Company responded to the fire.  No other injuries were reported with the fire. The vehicle was reported stolen out of New Jersey.

The cause of the fire is listed as incindeary or arson. Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Fire Marshal Hunter Mauk at 410.632.5666, ext. 3 or hmauk@co.worcester.md.us

Photo: Courtsey of Pocomoke Volunteer Fire Company.

Ocean Pines House Fire

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office has investigated a hosue fire that occurred on Sunday, November 10, 2019. The fire was reported at 11:28AM at 32 Battersea Road in Ocean Pines, Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland 21811. Volunteer Fire Companies from Ocean Pines, Berlin, Showell, and Bishopville responded to the fire. The fire was declared undercontrol in a matter of minutes.  The cause of the fire is accidental and contributed to a faulted heating system.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Matthew Owens at 410.632.5666, ext. 2 or mowens@co.worcester.md.us

 

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