Investigators looking for witnesses to OC cottage fire

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information about a fire that ripped through an Ocean City cottage on Friday, to step forward.

The Ocean City Fire Marshal’s Office is asking anyone who may have been walking or driving along St. Louis Avenue between 10:00 PM on Thursday, March 10 to 12:30 AM on Friday, March 11, to contact them. Around 12:30 AM on Friday, the Ocean City Fire Department responded to a reported house fire on St. Louis Avenue.

Once on scene, firefighters quickly extinguished a fire that had apparently engulfed most of the ground floor of the older, two story wood structure. Officials say the home was unoccupied at the time of the blaze, and no injuries were reported. Fire crews reportedly stayed on scene for several hours after the fire, to extinguish hotspots within the structure’s walls and floors.

At this time, the cause of the fire remains under investigation. The Fire Marshal’s Office is asking for help from the community, as anyone who was in the area around the time of the fire, may have crucial information that could assist in solving the fire.

Anyone with details should contact the Ocean City Fire Marshal’s Office at 410-289-8765. Callers may remain anonymous.

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