UPDATED: Arrest Made in March 29th Ocean Pines Arson


UPDATED – 04/12/24 – A fire in Ocean Pines on March 29th was ruled arson by the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s office. Later that night arrest warrants were obtained for Felix Rounds, Junior who started the fire by setting clothing on fire. He was transported to Tidal Health-Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury for evaluation and treatment. Rounds was discharged from the hospital on Friday, April 12 and arrested. Rounds is charged with 1st degree arson and reckless endangering and is being held without bond. Everyone in the home at the time of the fire was able to escape without serious injury.


Image courtesy Ocean Pines VFD

ORIGINAL STORY – 04/01/24 – A fire at a home on Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines on Friday, March 29th was arson. Ocean Pines firefighters found smoke coming from the single story home when they arrived just after 5:30pm and learned there was a male resident inside the home. Firefighters went inside and put out the fire – the occupant evacuated without injury. Officials say damage was confined to the one bedroom.

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s office determined the fire in the bedroom was deliberately set and criminal charges are being pursued.