On December 14, 2017 at approximately 2000 hours the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a reported residential structure fire at 9 Sweet Gum Lane, Ocean Pines, Maryland in Worcester County. Upon the arrival of the first fire unit, smoke was visible extending from the front side of a two story residential dwelling. Ocean Pines Fire Company was assisted by the Showell, Berlin, and Bishopville Volunteer Fire Companies from Worcester County. The fire was quickly brought under control. The dwelling was occupied at the time the fire was discovered by Patricia Difilippo and Pablo Minervini. No injuries were reported. The fire was caused by the charging of a lithium polymer battery. The fire is listed as accidental. Anyone with questions or information is asked to contact Chief Deputy Matthew Owens at 410-632-5666 ext 2 or firstname.lastname@example.org.