Willis Street house is destroyed by fire

CAMBRIDGE — A home at 119 Willis St. was badly damaged in a fire on Saturday. A report from the Office of the State Fire Marshal said the emergency began with unattended cooking. There were no injuries or human deaths, though a cat died in the blaze. The two-story, wood frame, single-family dwelling was occupied […]

Police and Fire briefs, Nov. 11, 2020

Dorchester BannerCemetery Ave. house fireAt 8 a.m. on Nov. 3, the Volunteers of Rescue Fire Company Inc. were dispatched for a reported house fire at 406 Cemetery Ave. for a fire in the walls of a second-floor bedroom. At 9:46 a.m., with the situation under control command was terminated and all units were placed in […]

Police and fire briefs, Sept. 30, 2020

RFC at 315 Shepherds Ave.At 9:32 a.m. on Sept. 22, the volunteers of Rescue Fire Company Inc. were dispatched for a reported house fire at 315 Shepherds Ave. in Cambridge.Chief 1-1 (Captain 1-1) AOL with smoke showing from A 1½ story single-family dwelling, established command and requested a working fire taskforce (bringing additional personnel and […]

Police and fire briefs, Sept. 9, 2020

Teen faces arson chargesA Salisbury juvenile was charged Sept. 2 by Deputy State Fire Marshals with two counts of Arson in the 1st Degree, two counts of Malicious Burning in the 1st Degree, Malicious Destruction of Property over $1000 as well as Attempted Arson.A lengthy investigation by investigators out of the Lower Eastern Region of […]

Cambridge man charged with arson, attempted murder

CAMBRIDGE — Deputy State Fire Marshals along with the Cambridge Police Department (CPD) conducted a joint investigation Aug. 13 that led to the arrest of a 51-year-old man. Cambridge police were called at 12:20 p.m. in regard to a male attempting to set an occupied dwelling on fire, a report from the CPD said. Upon […]

Police and fire briefs, Aug. 12, 2020

Federalsburg“A resident was enjoying the Marshy Hope Walking Trail on his daily exercise regimen when a guy attempted to steal his backpack from a bench at one of our pavilions,” a statement from the Federalsburg Police Department said on Thursday. “When confronted, the guy took off and decided to make his getaway on the Marshy […]

Police and Fire briefs, Aug. 5, 2020

Shoplifter takes a rideAn Ocean City boardwalk business manager shared news of an attempted theft on Friday.“Last night, we had a shoplifting incident at The Kite Loft,” the statement said. “A woman came into the store and stole several items.“We have well trained employees and an excellent camera system, so as a result, the police […]

Townhouse burns, RFC fights fire, hot weather

CAMBRIDGE — At 11:14 a.m. on Thursday, the volunteers of Rescue Fire Company Inc. were dispatched for a “Reported Working Garage Fire” (multiple calls) at 308 Wood Duck Dr. in Cambridge. Units arrived on location with smoke and fire through the roof of a two-story end unit town house. The home is owned by LaForge […]

State fire marshal warns of fictitious online fireworks poster

STATEWIDE – The Office of the State Fire Marshal has been made aware of a fictitious online poster circulating on various social media accounts, referencing Independence Day celebrations and Social Distancing. The author would have the reader believe Governor Hogan has issued a directive on a specific way to handle sparklers as well as a […]

Police and Fire briefs, April 29, 2020

Three-alarm commercial fireOn Saturday around 6:39 a.m., volunteer fire departments throughout Talbot County were dispatched to a commercial building fire located at 8050 Industrial Park Road in Easton. A passerby alerted 911 to the fire, and upon arrival firefighters were faced with heavy smoke conditions throughout the building.The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office responded to […]