The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office has investigated a residential house fire at 309 W. Martin Street which occurred on Saturday afternoon, November 17, 2018 at 2:21PM. Firefighters from Snow Hill, Girdletree, Newark, Stockton and Pocomoke responded to the scene with Berlin Fire Department alerted for a standby. Arriving firefighters found heavy fire showing from the rear of the house. It took firefighters an hour to control. The owner and tenant, Lawrence Himes was home at the time of the fire and escaped uninjured. The fire is listed as accidental and contributed to the improper construction and use of homemade solar batteries.
PHOTOS: Courtsey Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Company