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Worcester County, Maryland Government Website - www.co.worcester.md.us

NO BURN BAN - Howerver a "High Fire Danger" Alert remains in effect due to the winds.
All outside burning CANNOT be left unattended.

Currently there is NO Burn Ban in effect in Worcester County

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May 21, 2015 - Appliance Fire Worcester County Detention Center
Written by Jeff McMahon   
Friday, 22 May 2015 11:47

The Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office has investigated a fire at the Worcester County Detention Center.  The fire occured at 9:45PM on May 21, 2015 in a commerical clothes dryer.  The fire was extinquished by Detention Center personnel, no fire company repsonse was required.  The fire was contained to the dryer with damage limted to the dryer only.  The cause of the fire is listed as undertermined.

 
May 20, 2015 - Ocean Pines Residential House Fire
Written by Jeff McMahon   
Thursday, 21 May 2015 15:54

On Wednesday, May 20, 2015 the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department, along with the Berlin and Showell Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a report of a residential house fire.  Upon arrival, first units reported fire on the exterior second floor balcony.  The fire was contained to the exterior of the house and was held in check by the home owner with the use of a garden hose.  The fire was extinguished with no difficulties.  All fire damage was limited to the exterior, however there was interior smoke damage.  The home was occupied by six people at the time of the fire, all escape without injury.  The cause of the fire is blamed on an exterior light which ignited a "birds nest" which had accumulated inside the light fixture.  The fire is listed as accidental and is closed.
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May 15, 2015 - Residential Structure Fire
Written by Robert Korb, Jr.   
Monday, 18 May 2015 10:46

The Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 12:22 am. Upon arrival, crews observed fire showing from the garage and was extending into the home. Ocean Pines was assisted by Berlin and Showell Fire Departments. The home is owned by John Lawson of Baltimore and was being rented by Hileman Real Estate to Mary Fischer and her two teenage children. A fire investigation revealed candles were being used during a planned power outage in Ocean Pines and were left too close to combustibles in the garage. The fire is considered accidental and no injuries were reported. Anyone with additional questions should contact Deputy Fire Marshal Robert Korb, Jr.

 
May 4, 2015 - Berlin Commercial Structure Fire
Written by Matt Owens   
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 08:21

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a commercial structure fire located at 11501 Maid at Arms Lane, Berlin, Maryland in Worcester County. At approximately 3 pm on May 4, 2015 the Berlin Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a reported outside fire at the above mentioned address which is the location of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. Upon their arrival, they observed smoke extending from the front door of a two story commercial building. Upon further investigation, fire had extended into an exterior wall. The fire was quickly extinguished and contained to the area of origin. No injuries were reported. The Berlin Volunteer Fire Company was assisted by the Ocean Pines, Ocean City, and Showell Volunteer Fire Companies when the incident was upgraded to a commercial structure fire. The fire originated in a mulched area on the exterior of the building and extended into an adjacent exterior wall. The Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse was closed for the remainder of the day and hopes to reopen on May 5, 2015. The cause of the fire is listed as 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 .

 
May 5, 2015 - Shed Fire in Pocomoke
Written by Robert Korb, Jr.   
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 21:22

The Pocomoke Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched to a shed fire behind a residence located at 402 Market Street at 5:07 PM Tuesday. Upon arrival crews reported a large shed well involved in fire located in close proximity to the house. The fire was quickly brought under control while crews remained on scene for over an hour performing overhaul. The shed was a complete loss and significant heat and fire damage extended to the home. Pocomoke was assisted by Stockton, Girdletree and New Church, VA fire departments. The home was owned by Terrell Nesmith and his family of 6. The fire is considered accidental and electrical in nature. Questions regarding the fire should be directed to Deputy Fire Marshal Robert Korb, Jr.

 
April 19, 2015 - Bishopville Vehicle Fire
Written by Matt Owens   
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 08:24

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a vehicle fire located at 12902 Jarvis Road, Bishopville, Maryland in Worcester County. At approximately 5 pm on April 19, 2015 the Bishopville Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a reported vehicle fire at the above mentioned address. Upon their arrival, they observed smoke and fire extending from a passenger vehicle with exposure to an adjacent structure. The fire was quickly extinguished and contained to the vehicle of origin. No injuries were reported. The fire originated in the engine compartment and the cause of the fire is listed as undetermined. The vehicle involved in the fire is owned by Kevin Andrew and Gail Beatrice Crosby. 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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