Snow Hill Family Homeless After Fire

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office has investigated a residential house fire at 111 N. Collins Street in Snow Hill which occurred on Thursday afternoon, December 27, 2018 at 4:32PM.  Firefighters from Snow Hill, Girdletree, Newark, Stockton and Pocomoke responded to the scene.  Arriving firefighters found heavy fire showing from the front of the house.  The fire was quickly controlled.  A Worcester County Deputy Sheriff assisted the occupants with escaping the house. The house was owned by John Flatley and occupied by Carl Milbourne and family.  Red Cross assisted the family with temporary housing and clothing.  The fire is listed as accidental and contributed the improper use of an electrical extension cord.