Accidental House Fire Displaces Resident in Dorchester County

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The American Red Cross is assisting the displaced occupant of a house in Dorchester County following a fire that occurred this afternoon. The blaze occurred in a two story, wood frame, single family home on Old House Point Road– Fishing Creek. A malfunctioning kerosene heater caused the fire, which started on the kitchen floor. According…

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House Fire Displaces Family in Hebron, Wicomico County

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A fire that occurred in a two-story house overnight on Porter Mill Road, Hebron, Wicomico County displaced a family and caused an estimated $300,000 in structural damage. The American Red Cross and other volunteer organizations are assisting the family. In addition, two dogs died in the fire. The blaze originated on the first floor.  Smoke…

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UPDATED: Laurel House Fire That Injured Three People Ruled Accidental

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UPDATED 9/13–2:30 p.m. – The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office has determined that the fire that occurred yesterday at a house on West Second Street in Laurel was accidental. Cooking materials igniting on the stove top caused the fire in the 1st floor kitchen. The 76-year-old woman and 71-year-old woman remain hospitalized in serious condition…

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Apartment Fire in Denton, MD; Multiple Residents Displaced

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Multiple individuals who were living in 11 separate units at a three-story apartment building in Denton have been displaced after a fire occurred yesterday. The blaze started in the interior second floor stairwell, but the cause is still under investigation. Damage is estimated at $175,000. The smoke alarm status was present with activation according to…

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3 Jump From 2nd Floor Of Burning Home In Worcester Co.

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Three occupants of a house on fire in Worcester County jumped from a second-floor window to escape Wednesday.According to the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office, members of the Berlin Volunteer Fire Department arrived Wednesday morning to encounter fire and smoke coming from a home in the 200-block of Railroad Avenue. The fire was quickly put…

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Vehicle Crash Damages Apartments In Long Neck Area

A car struck an apartment building in the Long Neck area Sunday.. Photo courtesy of the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company
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A vehicle struck the corner of an apartment building in the Long Neck area over the weekend, leaving several people temporarily displaced. The Sussex County Building inspector was called to the scene of the single-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon. The vehicle ended up in a ditch. The apartments are located behind the McDonald’s restaurant at Plaza…

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Eden Fire Displaces Family of 11

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A fire at a home on Mercer Road in Eden, Maryland was found to be accidental by the Maryland State Fire Marshal. Occupants of the home were alerted to the blaze by a smoke alarm that activated in the single story home just before 10:30 Saturday morning. Eight adults and three children were able to…

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Fire Caused By Space Heater Damages Home In Wicomico Co.

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A space heater kept close to combustibles caused a fire at a mobile home in Parsonburg, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office.The fire broke out early this morning (Wednesday) at the home on Madeline Circle. It started in the master bedroom.Investigators also said smoke alarms were present but were not plugged in and…

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Grill Sparks House Fire; 7 Homeless

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Seven people were left homeless and a family pet died in a Labor Day house fire in Berlin that authorities say was caused by improper use of a grill. According to the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office, the blaze started at about 3:45 p.m. Monday at the home on Circle Road. Arriving firefighters were met…

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Salisbury Residents Displaced after Fire

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An early morning fire in Salisbury heavily damaged a home and left two residents without a place to sleep.  The call came in just before 4am on Truitt Street after the occupants were awakened by the smoke alarm – they escaped safely.  Maryland Fire Marshal investigators say the fire began in a first floor bedroom…

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Gull Point Home & Garage Destroyed by Fire

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Firefighters from Indian River were called to a structure fire on Gull Point Road just after noon on Sunday. The fire was reported to be a garage with possibly several children trapped. Arriving crews found heavy fire, but learned that everyone got out safely. Additional crews from Millsboro and Georgetown helped put out the fire…

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