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Thursday, December 19, 2013
Kitchen Fire In Local Restaurant Injures Two
(December 19, 2013) – On Thursday, December 19, 2013, at approximately 12 p.m., Ocean City Communications received a call for a report of a burn injury to two employees at Seacrets. Ocean City Fire Department personnel responded to the scene, which was located on 49thStreet and Coastal Highway, and found no fire upon their arrival.
According to witnesses, two Seacrets employees were injured while operating a gas stove in the kitchen area of the restaurant. Crews from the Ocean City Fire Department transported the patients to Peninsula Regional Medical Center. The patients, whose names are not being released, were later transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for non-life threating injuries.
“The initial investigation indicates that the victims were injured by a brief flash fire,” said Ocean City Fire Marshal Captain Josh Bunting. “The cause of the fire has been ruled accidental.”
There was no damage done to the structure of the building. According to officials at Seacrets, the bar will remain open tonight, however; the restaurant is not expected to open until tomorrow morning. The investigation will be completed by the Ocean City Fire Marshal’s Office.