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Currently there is NO Burn Ban in effect in Worcester County

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June 11, 2016 - Scher's In Pocomoke
Written by Jeff McMahon   
Saturday, 11 June 2016 12:02


The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office has investigated a fire at Scher's in downtown Pocomoke City at 136 Market Street.  The fire occurred at 9:30AM on Saturday, June 11, 2016.  All occupants were able to escape the building.  No injuries were reported.  The fire was contained to the second floor.  An area where dress steaming was processed.  Smoke damage was reported throughout the entire buidling.  The fire was quickly extinguished and the cause contributed to a faulty steamer.  Fire companies from Pocomoke, Stockton, Girdletree and New Church responded to the fire.

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June 7, 2016 - Ocean Ctiy Vehicle Fire
Written by Matt Owens   
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 08:28

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a reported vehicle fire located at 11819 Gray’s Corner Road, Ocean City, Maryland in Worcester County. At approximately 9:15 pm on June 7, 2016 the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a reported vehicle fire at the above mentioned address. Upon the fire departments arrival, they reported light smoke extending from a truck located in the driveway. The fire was quickly contained to the area of origin which was the engine compartment of the vehicle involved in the fire. The fire was quickly discovered by the owner and was contained to the area of origin until the arrival of the fire department. No injuries were reported. The vehicle involved in the fire is owned by Preston D. Taylor III. The cause of the fire is listed as undetermined. 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 .

 
April 26, 2016 - Berlin Structure Fire
Written by Matt Owens   
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 09:19

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a reported residential structure fire located at 310 Ann Drive, Berlin, Maryland in Worcester County. At approximately 12:30 pm on April 26, 2016 the Berlin and Showell Volunteer Fire Companies were alerted for a reported residential structure fire at the above mentioned address. Upon the fire departments arrival, they reported light smoke extending from a single family dwelling. The fire was quickly contained to the area of origin which was in an attached two-car garage. The dwelling was occupied at the time of the discovery of the fire. No injuries were reported. The dwelling is owned and occupied by Timothy and Jamie Jones. The cause of the fire is listed as undetermined and the investigation remains open. 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 .

 
April 13, 2016 - Residential Structure Fire
Written by Robert Korb, Jr.   
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 11:50

On April 13, 2016 the Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office investigated a residential structure fire located at 432 Bank Street in Pocomoke City. Pocomoke City and Stockton Volunteer Fire Companies were alerted at 1:13 AM for the fire and arrived to find a small fire on the exterior of the home. A fire investigation revealed the fire originated from improperly discarded smoking materials near a trash can at the rear of the home. The home was occupied by Doris Bonneville and her son but is owned by Dean Guy of Pocomoke. Damages are estimated at $10,000. Additional questions should be directed to Deputy Fire Marshal Robert Korb, Jr., CFI, CFPS at 410-632-5666 Ext 4.

 
April 24, 2016 - 4 Year Old Injured In Campfire at Frontier Town
Written by Jeff McMahon   
Sunday, 24 April 2016 19:12

altThe Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating an incident where a 4 year old male was flown to Bayview Burn Center in Baltimore this afternoon, by Maryland State Police aviation, after substaining burns during a late afternoon accident at Frontier Town Campground in Berlin, Maryland.  According to public safety officials, the 4 year old male fell into a campsite campfire and received second degree burns to his face and hands.  The incident is still under investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Fire Marshal Jeff McMahon at 410.632.5666 Ext. 1.

 
February 21, 2016 - Chicken House Fire
Written by Robert Korb, Jr.   
Monday, 22 February 2016 11:15

On Sunday February 21, 2016 at approximately 10:28 AM the Showell Volunteer Fire Department was alerted for a commercial structure fire in a chicken house located at the Patty Jarvis Farm at 12931 Murray Road in Whaleyville. Upon arrival crews found a small fire in the ceiling area of the chicken house and quickly extinguished the fire. Upon investigation, it was determined a fire originated in the area of multiple electrical wires running through the house. An exact cause of why the electrical failure occurred is undetermined. The farm is owned by Glen Jarvis. The Showell Volunteer Fire Department was assisted by Ocean Pines, Bishopville, Selbyville and Berlin Volunteer Fire Companies. Crews remained on scene for approximately 2.5 hours. No injuries were reported. Additional questions can be directed to Deputy Fire Marshal Robert Korb, Jr. at 410-632-5666 Ext 4.

 
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