OCEAN CITY, MD (June 12, 2015) – The quick communication of nearby citizens made the Ocean City Fire Department aware of a residential fire in the downtown area last night.
On Thursday, June 11, 2015, at approximately 10 p.m., Ocean City Communications received a call from employees of the Lazy Lizard advising first responders of a fire in the area of 1st Street and St. Louis Avenue. The Ocean City Fire Department was dispatched and arrived on scene quickly, locating the fire burning in a small efficiency-cottage in the rear yard of a residence south of 1st Street on St. Louis Avenue.
“The early notification of the fire department led to a quick extinguishment by arriving engine crews,” commented Ocean City Fire Department Captain Josh Bunting. “Damage was limited to the cottage of origin, which was unoccupied at the time of the fire. Thankfully, no one was hurt”
Neighboring residences were temporarily evacuated for safety, but returned to their homes after the fire was placed under control. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Ocean City Fire Marshal’s Office. Anyone with information about the fire, prior to the arrival of fire and police units, is asked to contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 410-289-8780.