At 5:34pm on Friday November 12, 2021, the Ocean Pines Vol. Fire Department was alerted for a residential structure fire at 21 Harpoon Rd. Worcester Central advised that a neighbor was attempting to extinguish a deck that was on fire. Additional responses were requested from the Berlin, Bishopville, and Showell Fire Departments.
Chief Grunewald was first on scene, established command and confirmed a single family home with smoke showing from the front deck. A crew from Engine 1102 led by 1st Assistant Chief Widgeon quickly deployed a bumper line to finish extinguishing the Fire.
The scene was turned over to the Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office for further investigation.
Fire Safety PSA
Please remember to never overload extension cords. They are to be used only for temporary purposes and should always be unplugged when not in use. Always replace worn, old or damaged extension cords right away.
Units on Scene: Ocean Pines Engine 1101, 1102, Heavy Rescue 11, Command 11, 1100 A2 , FP 11 as well as apparatus from the Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office.
Photo credit: Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office