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UPDATE: Ocean City Condo Fire

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OCEAN CITY, Md. - Ocean City Fire Marshal has says the fire at the Harbor Woods North condo building on 142nd St was caused by debris from a bird's next in the chimney.  When a resident on the first floor lit their fire place, grass from the nest caught fire, burning part of the roof.

The blaze has been ruled an accident.

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OCEAN CITY, Md. - Flames rose from the roof of the Harbor Woods North condominium complex on the 600 block of 142nd Street in Ocean City Wednesday night.  Crews from Ocean City and Bethany Beach were called to battle the fire at 9:15pm, Wednesday.

The fire reportedly started in an unoccupied unit on the top floor of the building, possibly in the chimney, and there are no reported injures.

Resident, Angela Thompson, said she did smell smoke, but because neighbors often have fires in their fireplaces, she didn't think much of it until another resident pulled the fire alarm.

"The guy in unit 104, he had a fire in his place, it was filling smoke in their house and he knew the flew was open and he immediately came outside and look upstairs and say "oh crap, this is not normal," so they pulled the alarm and let everyone in the building know and then they came around and chased everybody out," Thompson told WMDT.

Residents were let back in to the building little more than an hour after the initial call was received.  The Ocean City Fire Marshal is expected to have more details on the fire a little later today.

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