April 19, 2022 - Injured Firefighters from Ocean Pines Vehicle Fire

“The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a vehicle fire this morning in Ocean Pines which injured several firefighters and completely consumed the vehicle. At approximately 11:26 AM the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to 16 Wood Duck Drive for a reported vehicle on fire. Upon arrival, crews observed a work van in the driveway of the residence well involved with fire. A short time later while firefighters were working to extinguish the fire, the fuel tank ruptured causing a significant fire event to occur resulting in three injured firefighters. One firefighter was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries while two others were evaluated and released at the scene. The property where the fire occurred is owned by Joe and Kathy Gallagher and the residence itself sustained minor heat damage as a result. The origin and cause of the vehicle fire remains under investigation.”


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For further information contact Fire Marshal Matthew Owens at 410-632-5666 x1 or mowens@co.worcester.md.us