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Fire Damages 3 OC Dwellings

Ocean City and neighboring firefighters battled three structure fires Dec. 27 about 3:20 a.m.

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OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Fire Department responded to multiple calls reporting a structure fire on the 4800 block of Central Avenue at 3:20 a.m. Dec. 27.
Firefighters arrived at 4835/4837 Central Avenue to find the third floor of a beachfront duplex fully engulfed in flames. The fire had spread to the homes on both sides of the building.
Each of the homes was unoccupied at the time of the fire, and there was no injury to any firefighter, according to a city release.
Firefighters prevented the blaze from spreading further and controlled the fire quickly, but the buildings suffered extensive damage. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Fire companies from Marmora, Strathmere and Margate provided mutual assistance, along with a TriCare EMS team from Somers Point, the Upper Township Rescue Squad and AtlantiCare paramedics.

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