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Newark House Fire Damages Home Leaves Three Homeless

At 4:43AM on Tuesday morning Febraury 11, 2020 a box alarm was alerted for a residental house fire at 8513 Ninepine Branch Road in Newark.  Fire compaines from Newark, Powellville, Snow Hill, Berlin, Willards, Pittsville and Ocean City responded.  Arriving firefighters reported heavy fire showing from the single family home.  The house was occupied by three people who were able to escape.  A male subject was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.  The County Fire Marshal's Office was assisted on the scene by a Maryland State Fire Marshal K9 and handler.  Anyone with information about this fire is asked to call Senior Deputy FIre Marshal Robert Korb, Jr. at 410.632.5666 or rkorb@co.worcester.md.us

 

Commercial Building Fire at County Recycling Building

On Monday, January 27, 2020 Newark and Snow Hill were alerted along with several other County volunteer fire companies for a reported commercial building fire at the County Landfill Complex in Newark.  Arriving firefighter reported smoke showing from the Recyle Building.  The fire was quickly extinguished by firefighters.  The fire was contained from spreading further by the building's automatic fire sprinkler system which kept the fire small until firefighters arrived.  The cause of the fire is listed as undetermined and no dollar damage was reported.

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

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