Berlin Residential House Fire

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office has investigating an house fire at 107 Showell Street in Berlin, Maryland which occurred at 4:15AM Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Firefighters from Berlin, Showell, Bishopville, and Ocean Pines responded. It took firefighters an hour to control the fire. The home was owned and occupied by Zander and Margaret Baker and family.  The occupants woke to the smell of smoke.  There was no smoke alarm activation and the home was not equipped with a residential fire sprinkler system.  The cause of the fire is accidental and contributed to an electrical malfunction.  No injuries were reported.  The Red Cross is assisting the family with temporary housing.  Anyone with information or questions is asked to call the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office at 410-632-5666 or email Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Matthew Owens at mowens@co.worcester.md.us