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Currently there is NO Burn Ban in effect in Worcester County

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January 1, 2015 - Newark Vehicle Fire
Written by Matt Owens   
Monday, 05 January 2015 11:08

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a vehicle fire located at 7649 Patey Woods Road, Newark, Maryland in Worcester County. At approximately 1:41 am on January 1, 2015 the Newark and Powellville Volunteer Fire Companies were alerted for a reported vehicle fire at above mentioned address. Upon their arrival, they reported fire extending from a passenger vehicle with exposure to a shed and a mobile home. The fire was quickly extinguished and contained to the vehicle of origin. The vehicle is owned Valerie Hudson Corbin. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Chief Deputy Matthew Owens at 410-632-5666 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
December 31, 2014 - Stockton House Fire
Written by Matt Owens   
Monday, 05 January 2015 10:59

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a dwelling fire located at 426 Snow Hill Road, Stockton, Maryland in Worcester County. At approximately 8 am on December 31, 2014 the Stockton, Girdletree, and Greenbackville Volunteer Fire Companies were alerted for a reported residential structure fire at above mentioned location. Upon their arrival, they observed smoke extending from a three story residential dwelling. Several additional fire companies were alerted to assist with the extinguishment of the fire due to the lack of water supply and the type of construction. The fire was placed under control in approximately 3 hours and fire units remained on the scene for approximately 6 hours. The dwelling was owned by Beverly Brown and occupied by Paul and Karen Prettyman. All occupants were able to escape and no occupant injuries were reported. One firefighter suffered minor back injuries during the suppression of the fire. The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental, caused by the installation of the wood burning stove. Anyone with additional questions is asked to contact Chief Deputy Matthew Owens at 410-632-5666 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
2014 Christmas Holiday Safety

Carefully decorating Christmas trees can help make your holidays safer.

CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO: This NFPA/UL video demonstrates the flammability of a dry Christmas tree vs. a tree that has been watered regularly.

Facts & figures

  • Between 2007-2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 230 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year. These fires caused an average of 6 deaths, 22 injuries, and $18.3 million in direct property damage annually.
  • On average, one of every 40 reported home fires that began with a Christmas tree resulted in a death, compared to an average of one death per 142 total reported home fires.
  • Electrical problems were factors in one-third (32%0 of home Christmas tree structure fires.
  • Two of every five (39%) home Christmas tree fires started in the living room, family room, or den.
 
December 15, 2014 - Maintenance Bullding Fire at Ocean Downs
Written by Jeff McMahon   
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 10:04

OceanDownsM1smThe Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fire located at 10218 Racetrack Road in Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland.  The fire occurred at the Casino at Ocean Downs and involved the Maintenance Building.  The fire was reported at 7:30PM and arriving firefighters found the building fully involved with fire.  Firefighters from Berlin, Ocean City, Ocean Pines, Showell and Newark Volunteer Fire Companies fought the fire.  It took firefighters about 45 minutes to control the fire and another hour and a half in salvage and overhaul.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.  Anyone with additional questions is asked to contact Chief Deputy Matthew Owens at 410-632-5666 ext. 2 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
December 18, 2014 - Bishopville Commercial Structure Fire
Written by Matt Owens   
Friday, 19 December 2014 11:44

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fire located at 11540 St. Martins Neck Road, Bishopville, Worcester County, Maryland. The fire was reported at approximately 6:45PM and arriving firefighters found a chicken house well involved in fire. Firefighters from Bishopville, Ocean City, Showell, Selbyville, Ocean Pines and Berlin Volunteer Fire Companies fought the fire. The fire was contained to the structure of origin with no injuries reported. Firefighters remained on the scene for approximately 3 ½ hours. The structure involved in the fire is owned by Mark S. Drew. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Anyone with additional questions is asked to contact Deputy Robert Korb, Jr. at 410-632-5666 ext. 4 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
December 7, 2014 - Pocomoke City House Fire
Written by Matt Owens   
Monday, 08 December 2014 09:09

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a structure fire located at 505 Laurel Street, Pocomoke, Maryland in Worcester County. At approximately 9 pm on December 7, 2014 the Pocomoke Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a reported chimney fire at the above mentioned address. Upon their arrival, the alarm was upgraded to a residential structure fire which brought in Stockton and New Church Volunteer Fire Companies to assist. The fire was quickly extinguished and contained to the area of origin. The structure is owned and occupied by Michael Montecalvo. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental, caused by the venting of a wood burning stove. Anyone with additional questions is asked to contact Chief Deputy Matthew Owens at 410-632-5666 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
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