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Currently there is NO Burn Ban in effect in Worcester County

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November 22, 2014 - Whayleville Dwelling Fire
Written by Matt Owens   
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 10:09

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a dwelling fire located at 7928 Circle Road, Whayleville, Maryland in Worcester County. At approximately 9:15 am on November 22, 2014 the Berlin, Bishopville, Willards, Pittsville, and Powellville Volunteer Fire Companies were alerted for a reported residential structure fire. First arriving fire units reported an abandoned dwelling while involved in fire. An exterior/defensive fire attack was initiated with both hand lines and master streams. The owner of the property, Michael Walker, advised he was clearing brush from the area surrounding the dwelling and burning the brush. Walker advised fire from the burning brush traveled to the dwelling, igniting the dwelling. The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental. 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 .

 
November 21, 2014 - Berlin House Fire
Written by Robert Korb, Jr.   
Monday, 24 November 2014 11:40

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office investigated a residential structure fire located at 10902 Adkins Road in Berlin, Maryland on Friday November 21, 2014. The Berlin Fire Company was dispatched to the fire at 3:03 PM. Upon arrival, crews observed a single story residential structure with fire and smoke showing. Crews quickly extinguished the fire and no injuries were reported. An origin and cause fire investigation showed the fire originated in an attached garage / workshop area due to a space heater located too close to combustibles. Berlin was assisted by the Ocean City, Ocean Pines and Showell Fire Companies. The fire is considered accidental. Anyone with additional questions should contact Deputy Fire Marshal Robert Korb, Jr, CFI, CFPS.

 
November 20, 2014 - Sprinkler Activation at High School
Written by Robert Korb, Jr.   
Monday, 24 November 2014 11:50

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office investigated a sprinkler activation at Stephen Decatur High School on Thursday November 20, 2014. The Berlin Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched to the high school for a fire alarm activation at 2:43 PM. Upon arrival, crews observed a sprinkler head activated in the boys locker room. Further investigation revealed a male student had placed a padlock through a sprinkler head breaking the glass bulb and causing the head to activate. No injuries were reported. Anyone with additional questions should contact Deputy Fire Marshal Robert Korb, Jr., CFI, CFPS.

 
November 3, 2014 - Delmarva Power Donates Smoke Alarms
Written by Jeff McMahon   
Sunday, 09 November 2014 14:51

DPL_2014_1smxOn Monday, November 3, 2014 Worcester County Fire Marshal Jeff McMahon, along with many other Fire Service Officials, including State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci attended a ceremony where Delmarva Power donated 1,200 Lithium Powered Smoke Alarms.  Worcester County received 100 of the smoke alarms.  Click Here for Link

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November 14, 2014 - Ocean Pines Garage Fire
Written by Matt Owens   
Monday, 17 November 2014 10:23

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a dwelling fire located at 165 Teal Circle, Ocean Pines, Maryland in Worcester County. At approximately 6:20 pm on November 14, 2014 the Ocean Pines, Showell and Berlin Volunteer Fire Companies were alerted for a reported attached garage fire. Prior to their arrival, they were advised the fire had been extinguished by Ocean Pines Police with the use of a portable fire extinguisher. The fire service continued and observed smoke extending from an attached two car garage upon their arrival. The fire was contained to the attached garage with minor smoke damage to the interior of the dwelling. The involved dwelling is owned and occupied by Lee and Gail Clagett. Both occupants were able to escape. The male subject suffered minor burns injuries to his right hand while attempting to extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental, caused by unattended cooking. 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 .

 
October 29, 2014 - Newark Chicken House Fire
Written by Matt Owens   
Monday, 17 November 2014 10:39

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a chicken house fire located at 6704 Worcester Highway, Newark, Maryland in Worcester County. At approximately 1 am on October 29, 2014 the Newark, Snow Hill, Berlin, and Powellville Volunteer Fire Companies were alerted for a reported chicken house fire. First arriving fire units reported a single story chicken house with fire extending from the entire structure. Additional Fire Companies were alerted to assist with the extinguishment of the fire from Girdletree, Showell, Willards, and Pittsville. The fire was contained to the chicken house of origin. The chicken house did not have chickens in the house at the time of the fire. The chicken house was a total loss. The chicken house involved in the fire is owned by Andre and Bonnie Lewis. The cause of the fire is listed as undetermined. 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 .

 
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