Family Displaced From Home After Fire

Family Displaced From Home After Fire
Photo courtesy Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office

BISHOPVILLE — Three local residents were hospitalized after an early Monday morning residential fire destroyed a home in Bishopville.

Around 3:30 a.m. on Monday, firefighters from Bishopville, Berlin, Showell, Ocean City and Ocean Pines along with several volunteer companies from neighboring Sussex County responded to a reported residential fire on Salt Point Road in Bishopville. First-arrivers found heavy fire showing from the residence.

Property owners Mark and Becky Ange were home with their son at the time of the fire and all three were transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center. The female victim suffered first- and second-degree burns and was transported to the Bayview Burn Center in Baltimore. The extent of the other victims’ injuries is unknown at this time.

Two family pets, a dog and a rabbit, perished in the fire and the home has been declared a total loss. The house had working smoke alarms, but was not equipped with a residential fire sprinkler system, according to the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office, which is investigating the fire. Anyone with information is urged to contact Deputy Fire Marshal Chris Vieira at 410-632-5666, extension 5, or [email protected].

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.