OC power circuit issues prompt multiple calls for service
OCEAN CITY, Md. – Mother’s Day proved to be a busy day for Ocean City Fire Department (OCFD). Fire officials say multiple buildings experienced power issues, causing transformers to overheat, spew smoke, and catch fire.
In one case, residents at the Highpoint North Condominiums were evacuated after a fire was reported on the 7th floor. OCFD says initial reports indicated that a transformer inside the building went up in flames. Once the scene was under control, firefighters helped residents gather their essential belongings from their units. No injuries were reported.
Delmarva Power responded to fix the power circuit issue, and figure out what caused it. Roxana Volunteer Fire Company, Millville Volunteer Fire Company, Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department, Ocean City Police, and Ocean City Department of Emergency Services assisted OCFD in their response.