Salisbury Fire Department Mourns Passing of Lieutenant Bryan Lewis

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The Salisbury Fire Department has shared with sadness the passing of Lieutenant Bryan Lewis. Bryan served the department for 18 years–from 2006-2024. The department states that Bryan’s service to the department and the citizens of Wicomico County will never be forgotten. His work as a Firefighter/Paramedic, his time spent in Maintenance & Supply, and most…

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UPDATE: Building Fire in Salisbury Leaves Three Occupants Displaced

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UPDATED 12/28/23–11:40 a.m. –The Talk of Delmarva has learned that the building fire that occurred early this morning on East Philadelphia Avenue in Salisbury has left three occupants displaced. The American Red Cross is assisting them. The blaze occurred about 5 a.m. and took about 20 minutes for crews to get it under control. There…

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UPDATED: GoFundMe Set Up for Family after Christmas Day House Fire Near Salisbury

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UPDATED – 12/27/23 – GoFundMe set up to help the Wentz Family after Christmas Day house fire. https://www.gofundme.com/f/wentz-family-house-fire-fund =========================================================== ORIGINAL STORY – 12/26/23 – A residential fire is under investigation by the Maryland State Fire Marshal. Firefighters from Fruitland were called to Coulbourn Mill Road near Salisbury just after noon on Christmas Day. Crews arriving…

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Salisbury Home Damaged by Accidental Fire

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Salisbury firefighters were called to a home on Delaware Avenue around 8:30 Tuesday morning for a structure fire. Crews arriving at the scene found a working fire in a two-story home. The fire was discovered by the occupant and officials say there was a smoke alarm present – which did not operate. State Fire Marshal…

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Several Injured after Tree Falls on Vehicles on Route 50 near Parsonsburg

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Tropical Storm Ophelia played havoc with traffic on Route 50 in Wicomico County Saturday night. Parsonsburg Fire personnel were called to Route 50 and Forest Grove Road just after 7 Saturday night for a downed tree that struck several vehicles in the westbound lanes. Several people were reported injured and Parsonsburg crews were assisted by…

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City of Salisbury Proposes Fire and Life Safety Fee

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If you live in Salisbury, the City might soon implement a fee that would help fund the Salisbury Fire Department. City officials have proposed a Fire and Life Safety Fee to all residents of the Salisbury Fire Service District. The proposal is due to supply chain and inflation issues–rising indirect costs–like training, equipment maintenance, and…

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Apartment Fire Sunday in Salisbury Under Investigation

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A fire that began in a bedroom at an three story apartment building on Fairground Drive in Salisbury Sunday evening is under investigation by the Maryland State Fire Marshal. The occupant says that she saw smoke coming from a bedroom. Salisbury firefighters had the blaze under control in a half hour – and report there…

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Early Morning Salisbury House Fire Under Investigation

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Salisbury firefighters were called for a house fire just before 1 this morning on Delaware Avenue. The Maryland State Fire Marshal is investigating the fire which began on the outside of a home that was vacant. A passerby spotted the fire. Damage is estimated at $55,000. If you have information on this fire – contact…

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Arson Suspected At Assisted-Living Home

Salisbury fire Feb. 23rd, photo courtesy of Md. State Fire Marshal's Office
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A fire at an assisted living home in Salisbury may have been deliberately set. According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, the fire on North Division Street started Wednesday afternoon in a two-story wood-frame house. No one was injured. The fire caused about $17,000 damage to the structure and contents. About 30 firefighters had…

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Fire Wrecks Garage, Contents In Wicomico Co.

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Fire broke out in a small wood-frame garage on Old Ocean City Road over the weekend, damaging vehicles as well. According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, the blaze broke out early Saturday morning and was discovered by someone who was passing by. Salisbury firefighters had it under control in about half-an-hour. Damage is…

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Salisbury Home Damaged By Electrical Fire

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A house fire in Salisbury Monday afternoon was electrical in nature, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office. At about 3:28 p.m., a fire broke out out at a two-story home on Tuscola Avenue. Someone who was passing by discovered the fire, which originated in a first-floor bathroom. An electrical failure in an extension…

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Fire Damages Salisbury Home Thursday Night

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Fire crews from Salisbury were called for a blaze on South Curlew Drive in Salisbury. The call came in just after 11:30 on Thursday night after a passerby spotted the fire. Firefighters found fire through the roof and had the blaze under control in about 40 minutes. Fire officials say the fire was accidental and…

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Fire Causes $100,000 Damage To Salisbury Home

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A fire in Salisbury Wednesday morning caused heavy damage to a two-story home that housed two apartments, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office. The blaze on Naylor Street was reported at 10:24 a.m. About 20 firefighters with the Salisbury Fire Department had the fire under control in about 20 minutes. No injuries were…

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Fire destroys rowhome in Salisbury

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A fire tore through a rowhome early Friday morning in Salisbury. According to the Salisbury Fire Department, the blaze broke out sometime early this morning at a rowhome in the 600 block of Fitzwater Street. Crews from Salisbury, Delmar, and Hebron Fire Departments arrived and battled the blaze. Five occupants were displaced and no injuries…

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Fire Damages Salisbury Home

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Firefighters in Wicomico County were called to a blaze on Manoa Boulevard Saturday night.  The call came out just after 10pm and crews from Salisbury found heavy fire showing when they arrived at the scene.  All the occupants were able to get out safely – and firefighters rescued a family pet from the home.  Firefighters…

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UPDATED: Boating Accident on Wicomico River Leaves 2 Dead

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UPDATED – 8:15am Natural Resources Police tell WGMD that there were a total of 6 people on board a 20-foot Bayliner that struck an unlit pier. No names have been released – officials are still in the process of notifying next of kin. ================================================== Maryland Natural Resources Police confirm that two people are dead after…

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Salisbury Fire Department Awarded $75,000 Grant Money

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Salisbury Mayor Jake Day has announced the Salisbury Fire Department will receive 75,000 dollars in grant money from CareFirst. The funding is set to continue efforts of the Salisbury Wicomico Integrated First Care Team or SWIFT, and will be awarded over a two year period. SWIFT is a partnership between the Wicomico County Health Department,…

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