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Snow Hill Apartment Damaged By Fire

The Worceseter County Fire Marshal's has investigated a fire at the Heritage Court Apartments, at 310 Purnell Street in Snow Hill.  Firefighters from Snow Hill, Girdletree, Stockton and Newark responded to the 5:20AM commercial fire box alarm.  Upon arrival fire was showing from the outside of the building.  The fire was quickly extinguished.  No injuries were reported with the fire.  The fire and damage was contained to the wall behind an outside entrance door light.  The fire is listed as accidental.  Anyone with information or questions may call Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Matt Owens at 410.632.5666 or mownes@co.worcester.md.us

 

Girdletree Residential Structure Fire Leave 4 Homeless

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office has investigated a fire which left 4 people homeless after a morning fire.  Girdletree, along with Stockton, Snow Hill, Newark, Pocomoke and Greenbackville, Virginia were alerted for the 9:10AM reported residential structure fire on Sunday, April 2, 2017.  Arriving firemen reported heavy smoke and fire from an attached garage.  It took firefighters about 30 minutes to control the blaze.   Three of the four occupants were home at the time of the fire.  No injuries were reported.  The property is owned by Joe Serman and was occupied by Susan and Harry Monroe, Larry Cox and Michael Gardner.  The cause of the fire is accidental and contributed to an improperly installed flu pipe and wood stove located in the garage.  Anyone with information or questions is asked to call Fire Marshal Jeff McMahon at 410.632.5666 Ext. 1 or jmcmahon@co.worcester.md.us

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Snow Hill Residential Outside Building Destroy By Fire

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office has conducted a fire investigation which occurred at 8:50PM on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 5860 Worcester Highway in Snow Hill, Maryland.  Arriving firefighters found heavy fire and smoke extending from an outside shed.  The fire was initially reported as a residential structure fire with fire companies from Snow Hill, Newark, Girdletree and Stockton dispatched to the incident. The property is owned by Lynn & Mykel Suarez.  Damage was severe to the outside structure (shed).  The cause of the fire is accidental from a heat lamp used for animals.  Anyone with questions or information may call Fire Marshal Jeff McMahon at 410.632.5666 or jmcmahon@co.worcester.md.us.

Smoking Contributed For Cause of Berlin House Fire

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office has conducted a fire investigation which occurred at 11:20AM on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 10345 Old Ocean City Blvd in Berlin, Maryland.  Arriving firefighters found smoke extending from an outside rear porch.  The house was a duplex and one of the occupants was at home at the time of the fire.  No injuries were reported with the fire.  The house is owned by Edward Reister and was occupied by two other families.  Damage was minimal and contained to the outside of the house and rear door opening.  The cause of the fire is accidental from careless smoking.  Anyone with questions or information may call Fire Marshal Jeff McMahon at 410.632.5666 or jmcmahon@co.worcester.md.us.

Burn Injury From Outside Control Burn

On Monday, March 6, 2017 at 3:25PM the Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department was alerted for an outside fire with exposure to a vehicle.  Upon arrival firefighters found a S10 Pickup burning with a small field fire.  The fire was quickly extinguished.  However, the owner of the property at 9642 Bishopville Road was injured trying ot extinguish the vehicle fire.  He was transported to AGH by Bishopville EMS for difficulty breathing and minor burns to his hands.  He was later released.  The cause of the fire is accidental and contributed to an outside control burn.  Anyone with questions call call Fire Marshal Jeff McMahon at 410.632.5666 or email jmcmahon@co.worcester.md.us

West Ocean City Home Damaged By Outside Fire

The Worcester County Fire Marhsal's Office has investigated a fire at 12949 Center Drive in West Ocean City.  The 6:15PM fire on Sunday, March 5, 2017 was extinguished prior to the fire department's arrival.  The Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company did check for extention within the structure, but the fire was contained to an outside walkway and deck on the second floor.  Fire Damage was limited to the deck handrails, and soffit above the deck overhang, as well as the siding of the house.  The cause of the fire is listed as improper disposal of a cigarette.  Anyone with information about the fire may contact Fire Marshal Jeff McMahon at 410.632.5666 ext. 1 or jmcmahon@co.worcester.md.us

 

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