UPDATE 9:00 am 4/11/2022: Per the Fire Marshal’s preliminary report, the fire started on the deck and is listed as accidental. The estimated damage is $225,000.00.

The incident involved a fire in a single-family dwelling, originating on the rear deck and extending into the remainder of the dwelling.  The occupant of the home was alerted to the fire by the smoke alarms installed in the home.  Investigators have determined the fire was caused by discarded smoking materials.


Wicomico Shores, MD- At 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, 2022, The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and area companies responded to a reported structure fire on Sycamore Drive in Wicomocio Shores, MD.

Upon arrival, they discovered a one-story, single-family home fully engulfed. Units spent roughly 40 minutes gaining control of the blaze.

A family member of the person who lived there states in a Facebook post that they lost everything. She does state that the owner was able to get his dog out of the home.

A GoFundMe has been started to assist him:

The Office of the State Fire Marshal was called to investigate. We will update more when a preliminary report is released.


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David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...

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