Fire Destroys Snug Harbor Home

Fire Destroys Snug Harbor Home
Photo courtesy Worcester County Fire Marshals Office

WEST OCEAN CITY — An unoccupied second home in Snug Harbor in West Ocean City was completely consumed by a fire late Wednesday night, sending one firefighter to the hospital with minor injuries.

Around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a residential house fire was reported in the Snug Harbor community along the waterfront in West Ocean City. Firefighters from Berlin, Ocean City, Showell, Ocean Pines and Newark responded and found heavy fire showing from the house.

The property was a second home for the owners and was unoccupied at the time of the fire. It has been declared a total loss. One firefighter was transported to Atlantic General Hospital in a leg injury and was later released.

The house had working smoke alarms, but was not equipped with a residential fire sprinkler system. The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the blaze.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Matt Owens at 410-632-5666, extension 2, or mowens@co.worcester.md.us.

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.