Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Fire Investigation Update


Juvenile Charges Pending After Pocomoke Warehouse Fire

Posted: Apr 13, 2016 11:01 AM EDTUpdated: Apr 13, 2016 5:16 PM EDT

POCOMOKE, Md. - State fire marshals have ruled that three children started a fire at a vacant warehouse in Pocomoke Sunday night.
According to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, investigators determined the fire began on the a second floor of the 18,000 square foot building. Fire marshals did not specify how the three kids, ranging in age from nine to 11, started the fire, only that the cause was "incendiary."
The individuals have been identified and referred to the Department of Juvenile Services on several fire related charges, state fire marshals said.
No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Pocomoke Fire Investigation

The State Fire Marshal's office is seeking information on Pocomoke's spectacular fire Sunday night at the former Somerset Packing Company building. Anyone having information regarding the fire is asked to to call (410) 713-3780.

                                                                  (Lorie Ann Strout photo via

Sunday, April 10, 2016

TIME MACHINE.. 1922, 1960, 1891, 1949.

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April, 1922 (Time Machine Archive)
Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, Va.)


Great Territory of Growing Vines Nipped by Cold Wave.

(By Associated Press)
CAPE CHARLES, VA., April 24,.- A Killing frost, with ice, covered the entire peninsula from Delaware through Maryland, and down to the lower end of the Eastern Shore of Virginia, in Accomac and Northampton Counties Saturday and Sunday nights, with resultant damages to crops in all sections.

Through the Eastern Shore of Virginia in Northampton and Accomac Counties, potato fields are today black with frost-killed potatoes. Farmers of this section are hard hit, especially after last year's short crop. 

Before Saturday night the potato fields in this section were pictures of well-advanced vines. Today they look as if a fire had swept over them.

November, 1960

(The Salisbury Times)

November, 1891

(The News, Frederick, Md.)

May, 1949

(The Maryland Gazette, Annapolis)

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