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Fire Destroys 2 O.C. Businesses

View of the fire as seen from the Ocean City inlet. (Photo: Kyle Hughes) View of the fire as seen from the Ocean City inlet. (Photo: Kyle Hughes)
Firefighters on the ground fighting the fire in Ocean City, Md. (Photo: Michal I. Bobrowski) Firefighters on the ground fighting the fire in Ocean City, Md. (Photo: Michal I. Bobrowski)
A wide view of the fire in Ocean City, Md. (Photo: WBOC) A wide view of the fire in Ocean City, Md. (Photo: WBOC)
Firefighters battling the fire at the Dough Roller in Ocean City, Md. (Photo: Michal I. Bobrowski) Firefighters battling the fire at the Dough Roller in Ocean City, Md. (Photo: Michal I. Bobrowski)
Firefighters attempt to control the fire in Ocean City, Md. (Photo: WBOC) Firefighters attempt to control the fire in Ocean City, Md. (Photo: WBOC)

03/30/2008 12:16 PM ET; Updated 03/31/2008 4:09 PM ET

OCEAN CITY, Md.- A Sunday afternoon fire destroyed two Boardwalk businesses on South Atlantic Avenue in Ocean City.

The fire occurred just after noon Sunday at a building on 604 South Atlantic Ave. Police say when fire crews arrived on the scene they observed an active fire with smoke and flames coming from the building. The building housed the Dough Roller restaurant and the Sunset Beachwear clothing store. Both businesses were destroyed.

Capt. Stephen Price says there is a huge hole where the roof used to be in the Dough Roller.

Fire officials say the fire spread to the nearby Marty's Playland and severely damaged that business. In addition, the blaze caused some damage to some nearby apartments. Fire companies from Sussex County, Del., Wicomico County, and all of Worcester County, responded to the nine-alarm fire. According to officials, 116 Ocean City firefighters and 110 other firefighters fought the blaze with some firefighters staying overnight to make sure the fire did not rekindle.

There were no serious injuries reported. One firefighter did sustain minor injuries as a result of the fire. He was transported to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin and he was treated and released.

Ocean City police say one person was arrested at the fire scene for being too close to the blaze.

The fire remains under investigation. Anyone with information, pictures or videos regarding the fire should contact the Ocean City Fire Marshal's Office at (410) 289-8780.

 

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