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February 22, 2018 Bishopville Dwelling Fire

On February 22, 2018 at approximately 0700 hours the Bishopville and Showell Volunteer Fire Companies along with the Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company were alerted for a reported residential structure fire at 11222 West Marie Drive, Bishopville, Maryland in Worcester County.  Upon the arrival of the first fire unit, fire was reported extending from a single story attached garage with the fire starting to extend into the dwelling.  Several Volunteer Fire Companies from Maryland and Delaware assisted with the extinguishment of the fire.  The fire was brought under control and no injuries were reported.  The dwelling was occupied at the time the fire by Kenny Reed, Karen Cunningham and her three daughters.  All were able to escape with no injuries reported.  Two family pets (cats) did not make it out of the fire but two other family pets (dogs) did escape the fire.  One of the dogs alerted the family to the fire, allowing them time to escape.  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.

Photo Credit: M. Owens, WCFMO & Scott Wells

Stockton Out Building Destroyed By Fire

The Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a fire that destroyed an outbuilding at 5807 George Island Landing Road in Stockton.  Stockton, Girdletree, Snow Hill and Greenbackville volunteer fire companies responded to a report of a structure fire at 5:40PM on Monday, February 19, 2018.  Arriving firefighters found a detached garage/shed with heavy fire showing from the structure.  The fire was extinguished within an hour.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Matt Owens at mowens@co.worcester.md.us or call 410.632.5666.

PHOTO CREDIT: Kyle Abell, Girdletree VFC

Fire Marshal Investigating Intentional Fire To Berlin Town Park

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a fire at Henry Park on Flower Street In Berlin.  The fire destroyed two portable (potties) bathrooms.  The Berlin Fire Department responded to the 12:50PM fire on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.  Both portable bathrooms were cosumed during the fire.  The FIre Marshal's Office and Berlin Police Department are investigating.  Anyone with information is asked to call Deputy Robert Korb at 410.632.5666 or rkorb@co.worcester.md.us

Stockton Chicken House Damage By Fire

The Stockton, GIrdletree, Snow Hill and Greenbackville Volunteer Fire Companies responded to a report of a chicken house fire at 2024 Snow Hill Road on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.  Arriving firefighters found the chicken house well envolved with fire.  The cause of the fire was contributed to an electrical wiring malfucntion.  Several thousand chickens parrished in the fire.  No injuries were reported.  The cause is listed as accidental.

December 14, 2017 - Ocean Pines Dwelling Fire

On December 14, 2017 at approximately 2000 hours the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a reported residential structure fire at 9 Sweet Gum Lane, Ocean Pines, Maryland in Worcester County.  Upon the arrival of the first fire unit, smoke was visible extending from the front side of a two story residential dwelling.  Ocean Pines Fire Company was assisted by the Showell, Berlin, and Bishopville Volunteer Fire Companies from Worcester County.  The fire was quickly brought under control.  The dwelling was occupied at the time the fire was discovered by Patricia Difilippo and Pablo Minervini.  No injuries were reported.  The fire was caused by the charging of a lithium polymer battery.   The fire is listed as accidental.  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.

Berlin Home Suffers Major Fire Damage

On December 12, 2017 at approximately 1315 hours the Berlin Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a reported residential structure fire at 414 South Main Street, Berlin, Maryland in Worcester County.  Upon the arrival of the first fire unit, fire was reported visible from the south side of a two story residential dwelling.  Berlin Fire Company was assisted by the Showell, Ocean Pines, Newark and Ocean City Volunteer Fire Companies from Worcester County and the Powellville Volunteer Fire Company from Wicomico County.  The fire was quickly brought under control but the dwelling suffered major fire and smoke damage.  A family pet, a cat, was lost in the fire.  No one was home at the time the fire was discovered.  The home is owned and occupied by Julie and Henry Koenig.  No injuries were reported by the fire service.  The fire is listed as undetermined.  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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