Residential Structure Fire in Newark

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a reported residential structure fire located at 5952 Basket Switch Road, Newark, Maryland in Worcester County. At approximately 5 pm on July 25, 2016 the Newark, Snow Hill, Girdletree, 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 smoke extending from a two story residential structure. The fire was quickly contained to the area of origin which was in the ceiling of a first floor bedroom. The dwelling involved in the fire is owned and occupied by Carl and Mary Black. No injuries were reported. The fire was caused by an overloaded electrical circuit. Anyone with additional questions is asked to contact Chief Deputy Matthew Owens at 410-632-5666 or by email at mowens@co.worcester.md.us.