The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fatal fire that occurred on Sunday, December 22, 2019. The fire was reported at 6:11 p.m. at 10347 Trappe Road, Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland 21811. Volunteer Fire Companies from Berlin, Showell, Bishopville, Ocean Pines, Ocean City, and Newark responded to the fire. Firefighters reported heavy fire conditions upon arrival. The fire was placed under control at 7:33 p.m. A female occupant of the home was located inside the house and transported to AGH where she later died. Identity of the deceased is pending official notification from the Office of the Maryland Chief Medical Examiner. No other injuries were reported with the fire. The house did not have a working smoke alarm or residential fire sprinklers.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Fire Marshal Hunter Mauk at 410.632.5666, ext. 3 or email@example.com.