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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


Non-Permitted Control Burn - Berlin Response Area

On Friday night September 15, 2017 at 11:25PM a residential Box Alarm was alerted for Berlin, Showell, Bishopville, Selbyville and Willards volunteer fire companies for a residential structure fire which was determined as control burn of a demolished remnants of a house.  The owner had obtained a demolision permit, but failed to involve any fire company with the burn.  The fire was reported at 11810 Sheppards Crossing Raod in Whalyville.  At the request of the OIC the Fire Marshal responded to initiate a fire origin and cause investigaiton.  The cause of the fire was listed as accidental and a warning issued to the owner regarding an unpermitted control burn.

Residential Structure Fire - Sand Road, Pocomoke, MD

On Thursday, August 3, 2017 Snow Hill, Pocomoke, Stockton, and Girdletree were alerted for a residential box alarm fire at 2441 Sand Road.  Arriving firefighters discovered heavy fire and smoke extending from a two story dwelling.  It took firefighters 45 minutes to bring the blaze under control.  The cause of the fire is listed as accidental and contributred to the improper electrical wiring of a home fire and security system.  Anyone with questions or information is asked to contact Deputy Fire Marshal Christopher Vieira at 410.632.5666 ext. 5 or cvieira@co.worcester.md.us

Pocomoke Middle School Gas Leak

On Monday, September 11, 2017 at 8:15AM the Fire Marshal's Office responded with the Pocomoke Volunteer Fire Company for a report of a gas leak at the Pocomoke Middle School located on 8th Street in Pocomoke, MD.  Arriving firefighters discovered a strong odor of gas inside the building.  The school was evacuated, the gas leak located and mitigated.  The cause was constributed to a heating system located on the roof.