OCEANCITY, Md.- Authorities have ruled as accidental a fire that broke out in the kitchen of an Ocean City home and then spread to the rest of the dwelling.
Officials with the Ocean City Fire Department said the blaze broke out around 5 p.m. Thursday at a home located in the area of 128th Street. Fire crews responded to the scene, which was located on the ocean block, and found fire coming from the home upon their arrival.
According to witnesses, the fire began in the kitchen and rapidly spread through the interior of the home. Officials said fire crews worked immediately to control the blaze, which was extinguished a short time later.
The occupants of the home were able to safely exit upon arrival of fire department, however a cat remained inside. Firefighters located the animal and safely returned the pet to its owners. No injuries were reported by the occupants or the animal, which was transported to the Ocean City Animal Hospital.
The cause of the fire, which was investigated by the Ocean City Fire Marshal's Office, has been classified accidental.
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