Berlin Home Suffers Major Fire Damage

On December 12, 2017 at approximately 1315 hours the Berlin Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a reported residential structure fire at 414 South Main Street, Berlin, Maryland in Worcester County.  Upon the arrival of the first fire unit, fire was reported visible from the south side of a two story residential dwelling.  Berlin Fire Company was assisted by the Showell, Ocean Pines, Newark and Ocean City Volunteer Fire Companies from Worcester County and the Powellville Volunteer Fire Company from Wicomico County.  The fire was quickly brought under control but the dwelling suffered major fire and smoke damage.  A family pet, a cat, was lost in the fire.  No one was home at the time the fire was discovered.  The home is owned and occupied by Julie and Henry Koenig.  No injuries were reported by the fire service.  The fire is listed as undetermined.  Anyone with questions or information is asked to contact Chief Deputy Matthew Owens at 410-632-5666 ext 2 or mowens@co.worcester.md.us.