August 4, 2023 - Residential Structure Fire in Snow Hill

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a residential structure fire at 413 West Market Street in Snow Hill on Wednesday August 2, 2023.

At 7:20 PM the Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched to a reported house fire. Upon arrival crews observed a two-story single-family home with fire showing on several sides. Firefighters were able to locate and extinguish the fire quickly and ensure all occupants of the home had evacuated.

Deputies from the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the scene and conducted a fire scene examination. The exact cause of the fire considered accidental originating in a bedroom where improperly discarded smoking materials in bed was reported.

Crews remained on scene for approximately 2 hours ensuring the fire had been completely extinguished. Snow Hill was assisted by Pocomoke, Stockton, Newark and Girdletree Volunteer Fire Companies. The American Red Cross assisted the occupants with being displaced after the fire.

No injuries were reported.

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For further information contact Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Robert Korb, Jr. at 410-632-5666 x2 or