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Falling Electrical Power Line Causes Fire

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office investigated a residential house fire.  The fire occurred at 13303 Assateague  Road in Berlin on July 4, 2017.  Arriving firefighters found the 4:55PM fire extinguished.  The fire was extinguished by the home owner and contained to an electrical power strip near the living room entertainment center.  The cause of the fire is contributed a downed exterior power line which created an "open neutral" condition which caused a surge in the house.  No injuries were reported in the fire.  Damage was limited to the living room entertainment center.

Bishopville Garage Fire

On Sunday, June 11, 2017 the Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a structure at 10719 Bishopville Road.  Arriving firefighters found a detact residential garage well involvded in fire.  Fire companines from Bishopville, Showell, Ocean Pines, Berlin and Selbyville.  The cause of the fire is under investigation by the County's FIre Marshal's Office.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Fire Marshal, Robert Korb.

Snow Hill Resident Injured In Outside Control Burn

On Saturday, May 27, 2017 at approximately 7PM a female resident of Snow Hill walked into the Snow Hill Firehouse with injuries substained in a outdoor control burn of brush.  The female subject was transported to PRMC in Salisbury by Snow Hill EMS and later transfered to the Bayview Burn Center in Baltimore.  The cause of the fire is accidental in nature and blamed on the improper use of a flammable liquid (Gasoline).  The incident took place at 5210 Bayside Road in Snow Hill near Public Landing.  Fire Marshal McMahon urges all County residents and visitors to use precautions when burning outside fires.

Mobile Home and RV Destroyed in Berlin Fire

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a fire which destroyed a mobile home and a recreation vehicle.  The fire occurred at 7:50PM on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 9847 Timmonstown Road in Berlin.  Fire Companies from Berlin, Newark, Ocean Pines, Powellville and Willards responded to the fire.  Arriving units found the RV fully consumed with fire with fire extending to the mobile home and an outside shed.  The fire was extinguished with no injuries.  No one was home at the time of the fire, but three cats of the occupant perished in the fire.  The property is owned by the Russell Lambert Estate and was occupied by Pete Scholtz.  The cause of the fire is listed as undetermined and anyone with information is asked to call Fire Marshal Jeff McMahon at 410.632.5666 or jmcmahon@co.worcester.md.us

Snow Hill Apartment Damaged By Fire

The Worceseter County Fire Marshal's has investigated a fire at the Heritage Court Apartments, at 310 Purnell Street in Snow Hill.  Firefighters from Snow Hill, Girdletree, Stockton and Newark responded to the 5:20AM commercial fire box alarm.  Upon arrival fire was showing from the outside of the building.  The fire was quickly extinguished.  No injuries were reported with the fire.  The fire and damage was contained to the wall behind an outside entrance door light.  The fire is listed as accidental.  Anyone with information or questions may call Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Matt Owens at 410.632.5666 or mownes@co.worcester.md.us


Girdletree Residential Structure Fire Leave 4 Homeless

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office has investigated a fire which left 4 people homeless after a morning fire.  Girdletree, along with Stockton, Snow Hill, Newark, Pocomoke and Greenbackville, Virginia were alerted for the 9:10AM reported residential structure fire on Sunday, April 2, 2017.  Arriving firemen reported heavy smoke and fire from an attached garage.  It took firefighters about 30 minutes to control the blaze.   Three of the four occupants were home at the time of the fire.  No injuries were reported.  The property is owned by Joe Serman and was occupied by Susan and Harry Monroe, Larry Cox and Michael Gardner.  The cause of the fire is accidental and contributed to an improperly installed flu pipe and wood stove located in the garage.  Anyone with information or questions is asked to call Fire Marshal Jeff McMahon at 410.632.5666 Ext. 1 or jmcmahon@co.worcester.md.us

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