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West Ocean City Restaurant Damaged By Fire

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a fire which occurred on Friday morning, August 2, 2019 at 4:36AM at the Mad Fish Restaurant at 12817 Harbor Raod, (West) Ocean City, Maryland.  Arriving firefighters reported smoke showing from the roof area on the east side of the building.  Shortly after arrival fire was seen on the east side of the builidng. Nine fire compaines from Worcester and Sussex Counties responded to the fire.  It took firefighters over an hour to bring the fire under control.  The building was not occupied at the time of the fire.  No injuries were reported.  The investigation is continuing.  Anyone with information or questions is asked to call Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Matthew Owens at 410.632.5666 ext. 2 or mowens@co.worcester.md.us

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office was assisted on the scene by the Ocean City Fire Marshal's Office.

Photos: WCFMO & Ocean City Fire Department

Lightening Strike Causes Fire in 8 Unit Condo Building

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office has investigated a fire at 11421 Manklin Creek Road in Ocean Pines at the Manklin Meadows Condiminium, an 8 unit two story building.  The fire was reported at 8:13PM and arriving firefighers reported heavy fire from the roof area of the building.  Fire Departments from Ocean Pines, Showell, Berlin, Ocean City, Bishopville, Newark, Snow Hill, Selbyville, Frankford, and Dagsboro responded to the fire. 

7 of the 8 units were occupied.  11 people were displaced by the fire.  The Red Cross has provided temporary housing for the victims of the fire who did not have a relatives or friends in the area.  It took firefighters over two hours to control the fire and emergency units remained on the scene for over 4 hours.  The cause of the fire was deterimined to be a lightening strike.  No injuries were reported with the fire.

For additional inforation contact Senior Deptuy Fire Marshal Robert Korb, Jr. at rkorb@co.worcester.md.us or 410.632.5666 ext. 4.

Bishopville House Damage by Lightening Strike

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office has investigated a house fire at  9935 Hotel Road in Bishopville, Maryland which occurred at 7:19PM on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Firefighters from Bishopville, Showell and Selbyville responded.

The single story house substained minor damage from a lightening strike. Firefighters were on the scene for an hour. The home was owned and occupied by Johnnita Hallett. The occupant was home at the time of the fire and the fire occured during a severe thunder storm. No injuries were reported with the fire.

For additional inforation contact Senior Deptuy Fire Marshal Robert Korb, Jr. at rkorb@co.worcester.md.us or 410.632.5666 ext. 4.

PHOTO: WCFMO - FM4

Three Houses suffer fire damage from garage fire

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office has investigated an fire at 100 Washington Street in Berlin, Maryland which occurred at 5:28PM on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Firefighters from Berlin, Showell, and Ocean Pines responded. It took firefighters over an hour to control the fire. The fire originated in a 2 story 2 car detached garage.  The garage was a total loss.  Three homes in close proximity to the garage suffered heat damage. No injuries were reported.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation and is listed as undetermined at this time.  Anyone with information or questions is asked to call the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office at 410-632-5666 or email Senior Deputy Fire Marshal Rorbert Korb at rkorb@co.worcester.md.us

Photo: Anonymous Neighbor

Pocomoke House Damage by Fire

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office has investigated a fire at 2844 Byrd Raod, Pocomoke, Maryland which occurred at 6:48PM Saturday, July 20, 2019. Firefighters from Pocmoke, Stockton, and Girdletree were alerted for a house fire.  Arriving firefithers quickly extinguished a fire.  Damage was limited to a roof area and the storage area of the attic.  The house is owned by Ralph Webb and occupied Michael Parrett and Shannon Horseman. The cause of the fire is listed as accidental and contributed to an electrical fault.

For additional information call the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office at 410-632-5666 or email Deptuy Fire Marshal Chris Vieira at cvieira@co.worcester.md.us

Berlin Apartment Damaged by Outside Fire

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office has investigated a fire at 517 Bay Street, Unit 14, Mallard Ridge Apartments, Berlin, Maryland which occurred at 1:00PM Saturday, June 29, 2019. Firefighters from Berlin were alerted for a fire on the extrior of an apartment.  Arriving firefithers found an extinguished fire with heavy damage to the exterior of an apartment occupied by Tina Majeski, her daugher and 18 month grand son.  All three were home at the time of the fire.  They were alerted to the fire by a neighbor and all three escaped with no injuries.  The tenant and the neighbor used a portable fire extinguisher to put out the fire prior to the fire department's arrival. The cause of the fire is listed as accidental and contributed to careless smoking.

For additional information call the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office at 410-632-5666 or email Fire Marshal Jeff McMahon at jmcmahon@co.worcester.md.us

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