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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

 

Commercial Structure Fire - Belrin Walmart

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office assisted the Worcester County Sheriff's Office with a fire that occured at the Berlin Walmart at 11416 Ocean Gateway on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7:30PM.  The fire had occured early in the day prior to the report to the Sheriff's Office.  The investigation revealed Tyaire Jontae Brown of Berlin entered the Walmat at approximately 3:38PM and set fire to class "A" combustibles in the diaper area using a lighter.  Brown dropped the items on the floor and left the store.  Brown was being charged by the Sheriff's Office with MDOP and Arson.  The fire department did not respond due to the fact the fire had occured early in the day.

Juvenile Fire Play - Snow Hill Middle School

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office assisted the Worcester County Sheriff's Office with an investigation at the Snow Hill Middle School for a juvenile who had pulled the fire alarm.

Burn Injury from outside fire

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office investigated a fire on Morris Road in which a male subject received minor burns to his hands while conducting an outside burn.  The male subject refused medical treatment by local EMS.  The cause of the fire is listed as accidental and contributed to careless brush burning.

Commercial Structure Fire at Lumbermill in Snow Hill

Firefighters from Snow Hill, Newark, Girdletree, and Stockton, Volunteer Fire Companies responded to a report of a commercial structure fire at 324 East Market Street in Snow Hill, Maryland.  The fire was reported at 3:19AM on Saturday, September 21, 2019.  Fire fighters remain on the scene for two hours.  Arriving firefighters reported heavy smoke and fire extending from a building at the lumber mill used to create the heat for wood drying at the mill.  The cause of the fire has not been determined and is still under investigation.  Anyone with additional information or questions can contact Deputy Fire Marshal Christopher Vieira at 410-632-5666 ext 5 or cvieria@co.worcester.md.us

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