WICOMICO COUNTY BARN FIRE RULED ACCIDENTAL DUE TO ELECTRICAL FAILURE
Salisbury, MD - On November 30, 2023 at around 1:41 PM firefighters were dispatched to the 31000 block of Old Ocean City Road in Wicomico County, Maryland for a reported structure fire. The structure was a horse barn and stable.
Upon arrival, firefighters found the wooden structure fully involved. It took approximately 25 firefighters from the Parsonsburg Volunteer Fire Department and assisting agencies 15 minutes to get the fire under control.
Fire investigators estimate the property/barn owners had a structural loss of $25,000.00.
The cause of the fire was ruled accidental, as a result of an electrical failure in an electrified extension cord, which caused a brush fire that extended to a stable.
No people or animals were harmed from this event.