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UPDATE: Neighbor Reacts to Victim Rescued from Burning House in Bishopville

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House Fire Sunday Night in Bishopville (Photo: Bishopville Vol. Fire Dept.) House Fire Sunday Night in Bishopville (Photo: Bishopville Vol. Fire Dept.)

BISHOPVILLE, Md.- Four fire stations in Worcester County responded to a house fire in Bishopville Sunday, rescuing one victim trapped inside. 

According to the Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department, firefighters from Showell, Selbyville and Ocean Pines also responded to the fire Sunday just before 7:30 p.m. on Hotel Rd.

A next-door neighbor, Enoch Golphin, was in his home when the fire started. A woman banged on his door yelling fire. At first he thought his house was on fire until he saw the flames next door.

"I saw it shooting up out top of the roof," Golphin says.

Firefighters said a Worcester County Emergency Services 911 call taker maintained contact with a person trapped inside the house during the fire. 

According to fire crews, a firefighter and a deputy from the Worcester County Sheriff's Office were able to pull the victim from the burning house. Firefighters said the victim was inside about 4 feet from the door when the rescue happened. 

Firefighters said the victim was treated by EMS, but refused transportation to the hospital. 

Golphin says he feels for what the family is going through this holiday during what is supposed to be a time of celebration. 

"To see something happen like that during the holidays," says Golphin, "They don't have anywhere to go...they have to start all over again."

Bishopville firefighters said another victim was transported to Atlantic General Hospital with minor injuries. 

No word yet on what caused the fire or how much damage the fire caused.

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