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10:35 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Fire Hits Commercial Building in Salisbury

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - State fire investigators say a blaze has destroyed a motor vehicle repair facility in Salisbury.

Flames shot high into the air and smoke could be seen for miles as the fire burned at the building occupied by D&D Repairs on Thursday evening.

Salisbury Fire Chief Rick Hoppes says the owner was working inside when the fire broke out, but was able to escape. Firefighters were unable to enter the building because the roof collapsed.

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9:54 am
Wed April 2, 2014

OC Church To Be Demolished After Fire

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Leaders of St. Paul's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church have decided to demolish its rectory, which was destroyed in a fire that killed the pastor.

According to a church newsletter, leaders decided last month to demolish rather than renovate the rectory, which was destroyed on Nov. 16.

The Ocean City Fire Marshal's Office has said that 56-year-old John Sterner purchased gasoline, poured it on himself and set himself ablaze. Authorities say Sterner then ran into the church, and the fire to spread from him to the structure.

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9:19 am
Wed November 27, 2013

OC Church Fire Takes Life of Rev. David Dingwall (Update)

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - The Episcopal Diocese of Easton says the pastor of an Ocean City church is one of two people dead after a fire broke out in the rectory.

Bishop James Shand says the Rev. David Dingwall died after the fire at St. Paul's By-The-Sea Episcopal Church on Tuesday morning.

Town officials say one person was pronounced dead at the scene and a second person died later. A third person suffered life-threatening injuries.

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11:57 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Fire at 100-Year Old-Plus Church in Ocean City Injures Two

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Authorities say two people are critically injured after a fire broke out at a church in Ocean City.

Fire crews were called to a two-alarm blaze at St. Paul's By-The-Sea church on Baltimore Avenue on Tuesday morning. Crews have been able to control the blaze at the church that is more than 100 years old.

Ocean City police say two people were taken to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin in critical condition.

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11:12 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Wicomico Middle School Closed This Week Due to Fire

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The Wicomico Middle School will be closed today and tomorrow following a power outage yesterday morning. 

Superintendent John Fredericksen issued a statement that the facility would not be open again until Monday.

Parents were able to pick up the students yesterday after a second power failure as fire crew arrived for a call about an electrical blaze fire.

WBOC reports that Salisbury Fire Chief Richard Hoppes said that fire crews from Salisbury, Parsonsburg and Delmar responded to the scene where the blaze is believed to have started in a mechanical room.

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8:38 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Power Generator Caused Fire on Chesapeake Bay Bridge

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STEVENSVILLE, Md. (AP) - Authorities say a power generator under the deck of Chesapeake Bay Bridge's westbound span sparked a fire that closed the bridge, backing up traffic for miles.

Lt. Shannon Callahan, Queen Anne's County Department of Emergency Services dispatch supervisor, says the generator was in a construction zone in the bridge's under-structure when the fire started Sunday evening.

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8:37 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Chesapeake Bay Brige Reopens After Fire

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BALTIMORE (AP) - All lanes of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge are now open after a fire yesterday.

WUSA-TV reports that all westbound lanes had been closed for more than an hour Sunday.

WUSA says construction materials under the bridge deck caught fire. A fire engine put out the fire from above, and fire boats were checking for falling debris on a barge below.

Transportation officials said there were delays in both directions heading toward the bridge.

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9:13 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Fire Leaves Dozens Homeless in Delaware

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Dozens have been left homeless and one man injured after a fire hit an apartment building last night in Bear, Delaware.

The blaze occurred after 8:30 p.m. in the village of Canterbury off Smalleys Dam Road.

Eleven fire companies responded to the blaze.

The man injured in the fire was found unconscious on the third floor and was taken to Christiana Hospital where he was admitted in critical condition.

He was not identified.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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11:58 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Authorities Investigate Blazes in Wicomico and Somerset Counties

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Three house fires have hit Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore.

Two in Wicomico County

And, one in Somerset County.

A Thursday night blaze in the 800 block of North Division Street caused $30-thousand in damage to a wood-frame detached garage.

Another struck a West Chester Street single-family home at 2:15 am this morning.

Fire marshal documents say it began on the back porch.

Firefighters came from Delmar, Fruitland and Salisbury putting out the blaze in around 45 minutes which cause a total of $95-thousand in damage to the home and its contents.

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9:01 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Cashier Suffers Burns at Car Wash

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SALSIBURY, Md. (AP) - Co-workers say a car wash cashier was severely burned when her dress was ignited by an electrical heater.

It happened Saturday at Soft-Touch Car Wash in Salisbury. Cashier Jennifer Camper tells the Daily Times of Salisbury that Karen Jenkins' dress touched a heat coil and caught fire.

Camper says Jenkins ran in a panic and a co-worker knocked her down and smothered the fire. Another co-worker sprayed Jenkins with a hose.

Jenkins was in critical but stable condition at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore.

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8:32 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Suspicious Fires Hit Washington County

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - State fire officials are seeking information about 14 suspicious fires that have caused more than $60,000 damage in Washington County.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said Wednesday that the fires occurred between March 17 and March 27. The blazes have occurred in trash containers and numerous motor vehicles. All occurred during the late night or early morning hours.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Arson Hotline at 1-800-492-7529.

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9:50 am
Thu March 21, 2013

St. Michaels Fire Leaves One Dead

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An overnight fire in St. Michaels has left one person dead.

Police say the call came in around 12:30 a.m. for a blaze that struck a single-story house on North Street.

Fire Chief Phil Jones told WBOC that once the fire crew put out the blaze they discovered a body in one of the bedrooms.

He added it was that of an adult male may have been the only person in the home at the time of the fire.

Authorities are now trying to identify the body.

Meanwhile, investigators are looking into how the fire began and how the person inside the home died.

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8:43 am
Tue February 26, 2013

New Blaze in Accomack County

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In Accomack County another fire broke out.

Just after 9 p.m. last night firefighters were on the scene of an abandoned building fire at the intersection of Saxis and Wessells Farm Roads in Temperanceville.

WBOC reports that when fire companies arrived on the scene the building was fully engulfed in flames.

It is still under investigation by Virginia State Police, and has not yet been confirmed as arson.

There have been upwards of 50 arson fires set in Accomack County since November of last year.

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9:55 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Two Fires Hit Accomack County Over Weekend

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Two more blazes hit Accomack County over the weekend.

On Sunday evening, Virginia State Police report that an abandoned two story building on Saxis Road in Termperanceville was on fire around 9:30 p.m.

Another fire broke out in Nelsonia around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday night.

Virginia State Police said it occurred when a wide metal trailer caught fire on Lankford.

Police said the single trailer was unoccupied and used by the owners to block the public from looking into the back of their property. 

No injuries were reported.

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12:13 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Blaze Engulfs Home In Bethany Beach

At least a hundred firefighters battled a three-alarm fire early this morning that destroyed a home and damaged two others in the Bethany Dunes development.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that crews arrived at the scene around 3:30 this morning and found the building on Heather Lane fully engulfed in flames

Joe Hopple, a spokesman for the Bethany Beach Fire Company said that both homes on either side of the building were also on fire

He said that blowing embers also put other homes at risk.