UPDATED: Arrest Made in March 29th Ocean Pines Arson

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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…

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Fire Damages Home in North Ocean Pines

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Ocean Pines firefighters were called for a structure fire on Raft Road in North Ocean Pines just before 6 Saturday evening. Crews arriving at the scene saw significant fire conditions at the rear of the home and worked to contain the fire to a screened porch, the kitchen and attic area. Investigation by the Worcester…

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Fire in West Ocean City Under Investigation

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Ocean City firefighters were called to a structure fire just after 5am on Stephen Decatur Highway. Crews arriving at the scene found smoke and fire coming from a pole barn at the rear of the property which housed a recreational vehicle. Fire investigators say the structure and recreational vehicle inside are a total loss. Worcester…

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Berlin Residents Displaced after Monday Morning Fire

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Berlin firefighters were called for a residential structure fire on Saint Martins Road near Berlin just after 11 Monday morning. Crews arriving at the scene found fire and smoke coming from the front of the home. Worcester County Fire Marshal deputies investigated and determined the fire began in the family room because of faulty electrical…

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Berlin House Fire Under Investigation

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Berlin firefighters were called for a residential fire around 11 Tuesday morning on Sinepuxent Road. Crews arriving at the scene found fire coming from all sides of the single story home. The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s office investigated and say the fire began in a bedroom where a single occupant was sleeping. That occupant was…

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Fire Near Snow Hill Saturday Remains Under Investigation

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A residential structure fire Saturday afternoon in Snow Hill is under investigation by the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s office. Snow Hill firefighters were called around 2pm for a fire on Figgs Landing Road and found significant smoke and fire conditions throughout the single story home. Fire officials say the home is a complete loss. No…

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Fire at Hooper’s Crab House in Ocean City Ruled Accidental

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Ocean City Firefighters were called to Hooper’s Crab House on Route 50 for an appliance fire just after 7:30 Thursday night. Crews arriving at the scene found fire behind a cooking appliance and worked for about 3 hours to contain the fire that extended into the walls. The restaurant was at full capacity when the…

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Fire Near Berlin – Accidental

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A residential structure fire near Berlin Monday night has been determined to be accidental – possibly unattended cooking in a garage bedroom. The Worcester County Fire Marshal investigated the fire on Woodlawn Road which broke out just after 5:30pm. Berlin Volunteer firefighters found fire in the garage portion of the home that had been converted…

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Sunday Morning Pocomoke House Fire Ruled Accidental

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A fire on Cedar Hall Road in Pocomoke City Sunday has been ruled accidental by the Worcester County Fire Marshal. Pocomoke firefighters were called around 7:45 Sunday morning and found smoke and fire coming from the second floor. A resident and dog were rescued from the home and one firefighter was injured while battling the…

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Fatal Fire in Ocean Pines

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A 62-year-old Ocean Pines man is dead after a fire occurred at a house on Seafarer Lane yesterday evening. The exact cause of the fire is unknown at this time but started in the laundry room area of the home, according to the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office. Fire crews from several area departments were…

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Family Pet Dies after Snow Hill House Fire

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A fire on Belt Street in Snow Hill just before 9:30 this morning left a family pet dead. Snow Hill firefighters were called at 9:25 and crews arriving at the scene found smoke and fire coming from the crawl space area of the home. Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control and rescued several kittens…

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Military Ordnance Turns Up at Assateague for Second Time This Month

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Military ordnance has again been found on Assateague Island, this time in North Ocean Beach.According to the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office, National Park Service Rangers reported three suspicious items had washed ashore Tuesday afternoon. The Fire Marshal’s Office and the U.S. Air Force 436th Civil Engineer Squadron Emergency Ordnance Disposal Team based at Dover…

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Suspected Military Ordnance Discovered at Assateague Island National Seashore

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Suspected military ordnance washed ashore at Assateague Island National Seashore Wednesday.Members of the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office, Ocean City Fire Marshal’s Bomb Squad and the Air Force 436th Civil Engineer Squadron responded to the beach Wednesday afternoon. Maryland State Park Rangers reported the ‘suspicious device.’It was determined that the ordnance had been in the…

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Worcester County Fire Marshal Investigates 2 Monday Fires

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BERLIN: Berlin firefighters were called to the Ocean’s East Luxury Apartment Homes complex off Seahawk Road just before 5:30 Monday morning. They arrived at the scene to find fire and smoke conditions on a 3rd floor balcony. A neighbor put out most of the fire with a portable fire extinguisher. Crews from Ocean Pines, Ocean…

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Pocomoke House Fire Under Investigation

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Firefighters in Pocomoke were called for a house fire on Laurel Street just after 1 Friday afternoon. Crews arriving on the scene found smoke and fire showing from the second floor. Multiple additional companies were called to help battle the 2-alarm fire. Two firefighters were treated on the scene for minor injuries. The blaze is…

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Homeless Woman Hurt In Fire At Makeshift Shelter

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A 46-year-old woman who is homeless has been injured in a fire at her makeshift shelter in West Ocean City. According to the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office, the woman was filling her kerosene heater Saturday morning at the location off Elm Street. She was taken to TidalHealth Peninsula Regional Hospital for treatment of burn…

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