February 22, 2018 Bishopville Dwelling Fire

On February 22, 2018 at approximately 0700 hours the Bishopville and Showell Volunteer Fire Companies along with the Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company were alerted for a reported residential structure fire at 11222 West Marie Drive, Bishopville, Maryland in Worcester County.  Upon the arrival of the first fire unit, fire was reported extending from a single story attached garage with the fire starting to extend into the dwelling.  Several Volunteer Fire Companies from Maryland and Delaware assisted with the extinguishment of the fire.  The fire was brought under control and no injuries were reported.  The dwelling was occupied at the time the fire by Kenny Reed, Karen Cunningham and her three daughters.  All were able to escape with no injuries reported.  Two family pets (cats) did not make it out of the fire but two other family pets (dogs) did escape the fire.  One of the dogs alerted the family to the fire, allowing them time to escape.  The cause of the fire is under investigation and is listed as undetermined at this time.  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.

Photo Credit: M. Owens, WCFMO & Scott Wells