Chicken House Fire in Pocomoke; Cause Under Investigation

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The cause of a commercial structure fire that occurred in Pocomoke yesterday morning currently remains under investigation. The fire occurred on Boston Road at just before 6 a.m. yesterday. Several area fire departments responded. Fire and smoke were seen coming from a chicken house full of approximately 18,000 four-week-old chickens. Firefighters worked to bring the…

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Worcester County Fire Marshal Investigating Vehicle Arson Fire

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The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a vehicle fire in Berlin that happened before 11:00 this morning at the intersection of Mary Road and Sinepuxent Road. Upon arrival, units observed the flames extending throughout the Ford Transit cargo van that was abandoned on the side of the roadway. Crews worked quickly to extinguish…

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3 Firefighters Injured Battling Ocean Pines Blaze

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Three firefighters were injured while battling a vehicle fire in Ocean Pines Tuesday morning. According to the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office, members of the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department responded to a blaze involving a work van in a driveway on Wood Duck Drive at about 11:26 a.m. While they were trying to put…

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1 Dead Following Fire Connected To Outdoor Burning

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One person is dead following a fire in Snow Hill. According to the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office, members of the Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Company and paramedics responded to the 100-block of North Ross Street Wednesday afternoon. One person died of burn injuries. Investigators said outdoor burning was taking place at the location. The…

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Fire In Whaleyville Leaves 1 Person Dead

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One person is dead following a house fire in Whaleyville. According to the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office, a neighbor reported that a fire had broken out in the 11,500-block of Sheppard’s Crossing Road Monday afternoon at 2:38 p.m. The neighbor went inside and rescued the occupant, but members of the Berlin Volunteer Fire Company…

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Juvenile With Fireworks Implicated In House Fire

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A house fire in Snow Hill was caused by a juvenile who lit fireworks inside the home, according to the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office. The fire was reported on Purnell Street Wednesday at 5:31 p.m. The fire started in a second-floor bedroom. No injuries were reported. Members of the Snow Hill, Newark, Girdletree, Stockton…

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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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