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Pocomoke Man Injured During Portable Generator Mishap

On Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 4:56PM the Pocomoke Volunteer Fire and EMS Company responded to a report of an explosion and fire at 2257 Old Snow Hill Road.  Arriving firefighters discovered a male subject with burn injuries to his hands, leg and feet.  The subject refused medical treatment.  The subject was in the process of starting a portable generator during a power outage when the portable generator backfired and caused a small which injuried the subject.  Damage was minor and limited to an exteior area with a canopy. 

West Ocean City Dwelling Fire

On December 9, 2017 at approximately 0030 hours the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a reported residential structure fire at 11906 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, Maryland in Worcester County.  First fire units reported the fire had been extinguished by the occupant prior to their arrival.  The Berlin Volunteer Fire Company was alerted to assist.  The fire was contained to the rear exterior of the single story dwelling with minor extension to the interior.  The dwelling was occupied at the time of the fire by John Conrad.  Conrad advised he was alerted to the fire by the activation of a smoke alarm.  Conrad advised he utilized a pot of water and a garden hose in an attempt to extinguish the fire.  The fire was ignited by an electric space heater located in an exterior cat house.  Anyone with questions is asked to contact Chief Deputy Matthew Owens at 410-632-5666 ext 2 or mowens@co.worcester.md.us.

Pocomoke Home Damage By Unattended Cooking

Early Saturday morning, October 7, 2017 Pocomoke, New Church, Stockton and Snow Hill volunteer fire companies were alerted on a residential box alarm for a report of a house fire at 2230 Bypass Road in Pocomoke.  Arriving firefighters found fire in kitchen area of the house. The fire was quickly extinquished and damage contained to the kitchen with smoke damage throughout the remainder of the residence. The cause of the fire is listed as accidental and contributed to unattended cooking.  The property is owned by Tony Trader and the home was occupied at the time of the fire by Thomas and Tina Brown. Anyone with quesitons or information is asked to contact Deputy Fire Marshal Christopher Vieira 410.632.5666 ext 5 or cvieira@co.worcester.md.us

County Commissioners Present Fire Prevention Proclamation

At thier regular meeting on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 the Worcester County Commissioner proclaimed the week of October 8 - 14, 2017 as Fire Prevention Week and the month of October as Fire Prevention month in Worcester County.  Commissioner Lockfaw presented the proclomation to Worceseter County Fire Marshal Jeff McMahon.  FM McMahon accepted the proclamation on behalf of the County's Fire Service.

Ocean Pines Residential House Fire

On Saturday night, September 16, 2017 Ocean Pines, Berlin, Showell and Bishopville were alerted on a residential box alarm for a report of a house fire at 566 Ocean Parkway.  Arriving firefighters found a second floor porch area on fire.  The fire was quickly extinquished and damage contained to the porch decking and a garage.  The cause of the fire is listed as accidental and contributed to careless smoking.  Anyone with quesitons or information is asked to contact Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Matt Owens at 410.632.5666 ext 2 or mowens@co.worcester.md.us

Unattended Vehicle Fire - Sand Road, Snow Hill

On Saturday morning, September 16, 2017 at 4:54AM the Pocomoke Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a vehicle fire near the intersection of Sand and Whitesburg Road.  Upon the fire department's arrival fire had totally consumed the vehicle.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.  The vehicle was a 2008 BMW.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy FIre Marshal Christopher Vieira at 410.632.5666 ext. 5 or cvieira@co.worcester.md.us

 

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