By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer
(Jan. 16, 2020) The woman who died as a result of a house fire in Berlin has been identified as Carol Handy, 81, according to Worcester County Fire Marshal Jeff McMahon.
The cause of the fire that occurred on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019 is still under investigation by the Fire Marshal. Volunteer Fire Companies from Berlin, Bishopville, Newark, Ocean City, Ocean Pines and Showell responded to 10347 Trappe Road at 6:11 p.m.
Firefighters said that the heavy fire conditions were under control by 7:33 p.m. They located Handy and she was transported to Atlantic General Hospital, where she later died. The house did not have a working smoke alarm or fire sprinklers.
Anyone with information regarding the fire should contact Worcester County Fire Marshal Jeff McMahon at 410-632-5666, ext. 1 or firstname.lastname@example.org.