Fire Severely Damages Ocean City Home

Fire Severely Damages Ocean City Home

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Firefighters extinguished a blaze at a home on Asbury Avenue.

A fire broke out Thursday night that left an Ocean City vacation home badly damaged at 42nd Street and Asbury Avenue.

There were no injuries reported, according to a city press release.

At about 8:34 p.m., the Ocean City Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 4256 Asbury Ave.

The owners of the vacation home were in town but not inside the residence at the time of the fire, the release said.

A neighbor first reported the fire. One dog was found and removed from the home and brought to its owner.

Fifteen firefighters were first on the scene from Station 3. They reported heavy fire coming from the front deck area of the home.

The second floor and exterior of the structure suffered extensive damage.

Crews extinguished the blaze and protected the adjoining neighbor’s house from damage.

Other crews then assisted with putting out the fire, salvage, overhaul and emergency medical services.

Under the command of Acting Deputy Chief William Martin, the fire was placed under control in about 45 minutes.

Marmora, Upper Township EMS and Margate fire departments assisted.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.