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West Ocean City Home Damaged By Outside Fire

The Worcester County Fire Marhsal's Office has investigated a fire at 12949 Center Drive in West Ocean City.  The 6:15PM fire on Sunday, March 5, 2017 was extinguished prior to the fire department's arrival.  The Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company did check for extention within the structure, but the fire was contained to an outside walkway and deck on the second floor.  Fire Damage was limited to the deck handrails, and soffit above the deck overhang, as well as the siding of the house.  The cause of the fire is listed as improper disposal of a cigarette.  Anyone with information about the fire may contact Fire Marshal Jeff McMahon at 410.632.5666 ext. 1 or jmcmahon@co.worcester.md.us


Fire Damages Griffin Road Berlin Home

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Offfice is investigating a fire which occurred at 10322 Griffin Road in Berlin, Maryland.  Arriving firefighters found heavy smoke and fire showing from the one story single family home.   The fire was quickly extinguished and contained to the east side of the house.  However, not after doing substantial damage to the home.  Fire Departments from Berlin, Ocean City, Ocean Pines, Newark, Showell, Bishopville and Willards responded to the two box alarm type fire response.  The house is owned by Jeanette Hudson of Philadelphia, PA, who was at home at the time of the fire.  A total of 3 people were inside the house when the fire was discovered.  All escaped and there were no injuries reported in the 10:33AM fire.  The fire started on the exterior of the home and spread up the side and into the attic area of the home.  The cause of the fire is listed as undetermined at this time.  Anyone with information regarding the fire is asked to contact Fire Marshal Jeff McMahon at 410.632.5666 or jmcmahon@co.worcester.md.us.


Snow Hill Residential Fire

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office has invetigated a fire which damaged a structure at 4741 Snow Hill Road, Snow Hill.  The structure was a single family home converted into two apartments.  The first floor apartment was occupied.  The fire started in the second floor apartment and contributed to unattended cooking.  No injuries were reported in the 6:45PM.  Volunteer Fire Companies from Snow Hill, Stockton, Girdletree and Newark responded.  The fire is listed as accidental.

Photo courtsey Snow Hill Vol. Fire Co.

Ocean Pines Alarm for Smoke in a Structure

On Friday, February 3, 2017 at 9:10AM the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a report of smoke in a structure at 24 Fairway Lane.  Upon arrival command reported a heavy odor of smoke in the structure and upgraded the alarm.  Fire companines from Ocean Pines and Showell responded.  It was determined the cause of the fire was a faulted air handler for the HVAC system.  No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is listed as accidental.

Showell Poultry Building Fire

On January 31, 2017 at 7:40AM several Worcester County Fire Companies were alerted for a chicken house fire at 12338 Campbelltown Road in Showell.  Arriving fire units found smoke showing from the structure upon arrival.  The fire was contained to the chicken house with no exterior damage, but heavy interior damage.  All chickens in the house perrished in the fire.  No injuries were reported in the fire.  The cause of the fire is listed as undetermined and still under investigaiton at this time.

Bishopville Hot Water Heater Explosion

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office responded to a Bishopville fire dispatch for an explosion at 10731 St. Martins Neck Road.  Arriving firefighter found a commercial structure, with no fire but evidence of an "over-pressure" explosion.  It was quickly discovered the source of the explosion was the building's hot water heater.  No injuries were reported with the incident.  Fire companies from Bishopville, Showell, Ocean Pines and Ocean City responded to the 1:45PM alarm.  The cause of the explosion is contributed to a faulted relief value on the hot water heater.