May 31, 2023 - Intentionally Set Vehicle Fire in Berlin

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a vehicle fire in Berlin on Wednesday.

The Berlin Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched for a reported vehicle fire at 10:48 AM at the intersection of Mary Road and Sinepuxent Road in Berlin. First arriving units observed significant fire conditions throughout a Ford Transit cargo van abandoned on the side of the roadway. Crews worked quickly to extinguish the fire with minor extension to a farm field nearby.

Deputies from the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office investigated the cause of the fire and determined the fire was incendiary.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 410-632-5666 x2 or the Maryland Arson Hotline 800-492-7529, you can remain anonymous! Homeowners with video cameras facing the roads in this area are asked to check their footage around the time of the incident to see if they can identify the van and persons involved.

Assistance was provided by the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Maryland State Police Berlin Barracks. No injuries were reported.