August 22, 2023 - Commercial Structure Fire in Berlin

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a commercial structure fire in Berlin late this morning.

At 11:21 AM the Berlin Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a structure fire at the Friendship Exxon located at 10709 Grays Corner Road in Berlin.

Upon arrival, crews observed smoke conditions throughout the single-story multi-tenant building. A second alarm was dispatched bringing in additional equipment and personnel to the scene. Over 50 firefighters and 31 pieces of apparatus responded and worked for nearly four hours extinguishing the fire. Berlin was assisted by Ocean City, Showell, Bishopville, Newark, Snow Hill, Ocean Pines, Selbyville, Frankford, Roxana, Dagsboro, Powellville, Willards and Pittsville volunteer fire companies.

Deputies from the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the scene and conducted a thorough fire scene examination. Damages are estimated at over $350,000. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

No injuries were reported.


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