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Friday, June 12, 2015

Early Notification of Evening Fire Leads to Quick Extinguishment by OCFD

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.


Anonymous said...

Hmmm....another fire in the neighborhood of the area of the Lazy Lizard?

Isn't that four since January of this year?

Anonymous said...

You ever seen that part in "Goodfellas", when they couldn't squeeze another dime out of the place they burned it to the ground. That's OC. Thanks to greedy lazy fourth generation landlords, rents have been jacked up so high that real businesses have mostly been squeezed out and foreign money laundering operations have bought them all up. You can't pay the rents there with honest money unless you are in your shop 20 hours a day and willing to take a ton of risk for not much income. That's why you have 100 sunsations with no items over 5 dollars, hardly any customers going in and out and hassidic Jews in suits with brief cases shadily walking from store to store. About 15 years ago a mattress caught fire in the back of a Sunsations. The fire department managed to put it out with minimal damage. Next night the mattress caught fire AGAIN and took down the building. Don't expect this to change either because the town is run by the landlords who know that if they expose this they will have to go back to charging rents that honest businesspeople could still afford.