OCEAN CITY – A house on Ferndale Drive in Ocean City was enveloped in flames around 6:30 am. Oct. 18.
The Ocean City Fire Department responded to the report of the fire, finding heavy fire conditions on all floors of the rear side of the two-and-a-half-story home, according to a press release from the city.
The homeowner, Dan Bogdan, grabbed his three kids and escaped the house around 6:15 a.m., OCNJDaily reported.
Firefighters were able to rescue a dog from the flames as well.
The fire was successfully contained to the original house.
Authorities say that all off-duty firefighters were recalled and mutual aid was provided by firefighters from Marmora, Somers Point, Margate and the state Fire Marshall’s office. Three engines responded, along with two ambulances and one truck.
The home suffered extensive damage. Pictures posted online later in the day showed possession spread across the front yard.
Only one firefighter was injured; the release indicated he did not need assistance.
Authorities continue to investigate the cause of the blaze.
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