Update: Crews Battle Fire at Condo Building in Ocean City - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Update: Crews Battle Fire at Condo Building in Ocean City

Posted: Updated:
The fire reportedly broke out at around 11 a.m. at this condominium building at 140th Street in Ocean City. (Photo credit: Steve Sooy) The fire reportedly broke out at around 11 a.m. at this condominium building at 140th Street in Ocean City. (Photo credit: Steve Sooy)
Firefighters battle a fire at this condominium complex in Ocean City, Md., Wednesday morning, Jan. 13. (Photo credit: Steve Mumford) Firefighters battle a fire at this condominium complex in Ocean City, Md., Wednesday morning, Jan. 13. (Photo credit: Steve Mumford)
Screen capture from a video that WBOC Newswatcher Jessica L. Ager took of Wednesday's fire in Ocean City. Screen capture from a video that WBOC Newswatcher Jessica L. Ager took of Wednesday's fire in Ocean City.
A WBOC NewsWatcher took this photo of Wednesday morning's fire in Ocean City. A WBOC NewsWatcher took this photo of Wednesday morning's fire in Ocean City.
A WBOC NewsWatcher took this photo of Wednesday morning's fire in Ocean City. A WBOC NewsWatcher took this photo of Wednesday morning's fire in Ocean City.

By Kye Parsons and Chris Weimer

OCEAN CITY, Md.- Authorities are investigating a Wednesday fire that heavily damaged a oceanfront condominium building located on 140th Street in Ocean City. 

The fire broke out just before 11 a.m. at the Pelican Beach condominiums, according to Ocean City spokesperson Jessica Waters. She said only construction workers were inside the building at the time and everybody made it out of the building safely. There were no reported injuries. 

Firefighters responded after several citizens reported seeing the fire and heavy black smoke.

Some of the construction workers, who did not wish to identified, told WBOC they were working inside the building when their power tools suddenly stopped working. They went to check out the generator on the truck and that's when they saw the truck on fire. They then immediately evacuated the building.

According to Waters, the fire was noticeable to responders on the first floor parking garage and second floor residential units of the five-story building. The fire had also spread to the dune are on the east side of the property. In addition, responding personnel reported the sound of explosions coming from the area of a work truck and generator on the first floor parking garage.

The fire was under control within an hour of the department’s arrival, although personnel remained on scene into the late afternoon. The building experienced significant damage to the exterior and the interior of two units.

Waters said the cause of the fire remains under investigation but did confirm it appears to have started on the first floor. 

The damage to the building is "significant to severe," according to Waters. 

The fire is under investigation by the Ocean City Fire Marshal's Office.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Teen Hospitalized After OC Hotel Fall

    Teen Hospitalized After OC Hotel Fall

    Thursday, May 25 2017 9:48 PM EDT2017-05-26 01:48:06 GMT
    Friday, May 26 2017 7:22 AM EDT2017-05-26 11:22:21 GMT

    Ocean City police say a 17-year-old boy was hospitalized after falling from an unknown height at a hotel in Ocean City on Thursday afternoon.

    More

    Ocean City police say a 17-year-old boy was hospitalized after falling from an unknown height at a hotel in Ocean City on Thursday afternoon.

    More
  • Maryland State Police Make Large-Scale Drug Bust Spanning 5 Counties, Including Del

    Maryland State Police Make Large-Scale Drug Bust Spanning 5 Counties, Including Del

    Friday, May 26 2017 8:38 AM EDT2017-05-26 12:38:42 GMT
    Friday, May 26 2017 8:46 AM EDT2017-05-26 12:46:05 GMT

    Maryland State Police and several other law enforcement agencies arrested 18 people in four Maryland counties and one Delaware county, connected to a large scale distribution of opioids, in which police say an estimated $130,000 worth of drugs were recovered along with $98,000 in cash.

    More

    Maryland State Police and several allied law enforcement agencies arrested 18 people in four Maryland counties and one Delaware county, connected to a large-scale distribution of opioids, in which police say an estimated $130,000 worth of drugs were recovered along with $98,000 in cash.

    More
  • Cruisin' Leaves its Mark on Ocean City

    Cruisin' Leaves its Mark on Ocean City

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-05-24 22:38:22 GMT
    Thursday, May 25 2017 7:41 AM EDT2017-05-25 11:41:49 GMT

     Cruisin' leaves it's mark on Ocean City. 

    More

    Last weekend's Cruisin' Ocean City event left its mark, in more ways than one. 

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices