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Whaleyville Family Homeless After Fire

On Monday, June 18, 2018 at 12:45PM several fire companies were alerted for a residential house fire at 7326 Bell Lane in Whaleyville.  Arriving firefighters found the mobile home to be fully involved.  The house is owned by Christie McDowell and was occupied by Elizabeth Barb and her family of four.  Fire compaines from Berlin, Showell, Ocean Pines, Ocean City, Pittsville, Willards and Powellville responded to the fire.  The home was completely destroyed.  No injuries were reported in the fire.  The cause of the fire is listed as undetermined.  Anyone with information about the fire can call Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Matt Owens at 410-632-5666 ext. 2 or mowens@co.worcester.md.us .

Pocomoke Barn Destroyed By Fire

On Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 8:40PM the Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for an outside building fire at 730 Cedar Hall Road, Pocomoke, Maryland.  The box alarm included fire companies from Stockton, Girdletree and Snow Hill, Maryland and New Church, Virginia.  Upon arrival fire units found a large pole barn fully engulfed in fire with extension to adjacent out buildings.  The fire completely destroyed the barn and several heavy excavating equipment.  It took fire personnel about 2 hours to control the fire.  The property is owned by Terry and Larry Ward.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Robert Korb at 410.632.5666 ext. 4 or rkorb@co.worcester.md.us

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Ocean Pines House Fire

On Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 4:30PM the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Company, along with the Showell and Berlin Volunteer Fire Companies were alerted for a residential house fire at 20 Twilight Court in Ocean Pines.  Arriving fire units discovered smoke in the residence, with the fire extinguished.  Through an investigation it was determined a juvenile in the house intentionally started the fire.  The juvenile has been referred to the Department of Juvenile Services for prosecution.  Two people were home at the time of the fire.  No injuries were reported.

Two Juveniles Charged In Outside Berlin Fire

On Monday, April 30, 2018 at 7:40PM the Berlin Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for an outside fire at 509 Bay Street, Quail Run Apartments.  The fire was discovered to be a pile of debris that was removed from the apartments and spread to an adjacent shed.  The investigation revealed two juveniles intentionally set the fire.  The two juveniles were charged with several counts of arson and referred to the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Fire Marshal Robert Korb at 410.632.5666 ext 4 or rkorb@co.worcester.md.us 

Ocean Pines Restaurant Closed Due To Fire

On April 26, 2018 at approximately 1118 hours the Ocean Pines, Berlin, Showell and Bishopville Volunteer Fire Companies were alerted for a reported commercial structure fire at 11007 Manklin Creek Road, Berlin, Maryland in Worcester County.  Upon the arrival of the first fire unit, a working fire was reported in a single story commercial building.  The business occupying the unit involved in the fire was Plaza Tapatia.  The fire was quickly brought under control.  One employee suffered burn injuries during the fire and was treated on the scene by Ocean Pines EMS and flown by aviation to Christiana Hospital.  The fire was contained to the unit of origin by the fire service and the activation of the sprinkler system in the area of the fire.  Plaza Tapatia will remain closed until all appropriate repairs can be made and inspected.  The cause of the fire is listed as accidental and the investigation is closed.  Anyone with questions is asked to contact Chief Deputy Matthew Owens at 410-632-5666 ext 2 or mowens@co.worcester.md.us.

Berlin Commercial Structure Fire

On April 23, 2018 at approximately 0824 hours the Berlin, Showell, Ocean Pines and Ocean City Volunteer Fire Companies were alerted for a reported commercial structure fire at 11 South Main Street, Berlin, Maryland in Worcester County.  Upon the arrival of the first fire unit, a working fire was reported in a single story commercial building.  A Second Alarm was requested by command where several volunteer fire companies from Worcester and Wicomico Counties responded and assisted with the extinguishment of the fire.  The fire was brought under control and no injuries were reported.  The commercial building involved in the fire was occupied by Attics of my Life. This unit was not occupied at the time the fire was reported.  One of the adjacent units was occupied and was the location of the reporting party after smelling smoke in their unit.  The fire damage was contained to Attics of my Life with smoke damage in two adjacent units.  The cause of the fire is under investigation and is listed as undetermined at this time.  Anyone with questions or information is asked to contact Chief Deputy Matthew Owens at 410-632-5666 ext 2 or mowens@co.worcester.md.us

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