The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a residential structure fire located at 12905 Lake Place, West Ocean City. At approximately 6 pm on December 31, 2016 the Ocean City and Berlin Volunteer Fire Companies were alerted for a reported Residential structure fire at the above mentioned address. Upon the fire departments arrival, they reported a small fire located on the front porch. The fire was quickly extinguished and contained to the area of origin. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is listed as accidental, cause by the improper storage of hot ashes from a wood burning stove. Anyone with additional questions is asked to contact Chief Deputy Matthew Owens at 410-632-5666 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.