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7 Homeless After Early Evening Pocomoke Fire

On Thursday, March 19, 2020 a residential box alarm for was alerted for Pocomoke, Snow Hill, Stockton and New Church.  The fire occured at to the 8:38PM to 930 Second Street in Pocomoke City, Maryland.  Fire fighters remained on the scene for several hours.  No injuries were reported.  The Red Cross assisted with temporary houses for those displaced.  The cause of the fire is listed as misuse of a candle. The house was owned by William Boston and occupied by the Perdue family.  Anyone with information or questions can call Cheif Deputy Fire Marshal Owens at 410.632.5666 ext22 or mowens@co.worcester.md.us

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Pocomoke Apartment Fire Displaces 10

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020 a residential box alarm for an apartment fire was alerted.  Fire companies from Pocomoke, Snow Hill, Stockton, Girdletree and New Church responded to the 4:30PM to 723 Clarke Avenue in Pocomoke City, Maryland.  Fire fighters remained on the scene for several hours.  No injuries were reported.  Residential smoke alarms did alert occupants.  The structure was not equipped with residential fire sprinklers.  The Red Cross assisted with temporary houses for those displaced.  The property is owned by Chris & Angela Matthews. The cause of the fire is listed as accidental and contributed to unattended cooking.  Anyone with information or questions can call Deputy Fire Marshal Hunter Mauk at 410.632.5666 ext 3 or hmauk@co.worcester.md.us

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Bishopville House Damaged By Fire

On Thursday evening February 13, 2020 at 5:35PM several county fire companies were alerted for a residential fire box alarm.  Fire Companies from Bishopville, Showell, Berlin and Ocean Pines responded to a fire located at 10304 Shingle Landing Road.  Arrivinng fire firghters found a fire which had been extinguished.  The fire caused minor damage at the home which was under renovations.  The cause of the fire is listed as accidental.  For more information contact Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Matthew Owens at 410.632.5666 or mowens@co.worcester.md.us

 

Hoax Device Brought to Snow Hill Elementary School

On Wednesday, Febraury 12, 2020 the Fire Marshal's Office was requested to assist the Board of Education and the School Resource Officer with a hoax device that a 6 year old student had brought into the school.  The School Resource Officer reported the event and upon arrival a Deputy Fire Marshal confimed it was a hoax device.  The device was a primative looking device containing batteries taped together with a wire.  According to the School Resource Officer the 6 year old student had constructed the device and brought it to school that morning.  The Fire Marshal's Office assisted the School and the Board of Education.  No furhter information is available at this time.

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