Fire That Destroyed Ocean City Boardwalk Shop Was Accidental

A fire that destroyed a shop on the Ocean City Boardwalk only a week before Memorial Day weekend was ruled an accident.

The fire started on the 7th Street Surf Shop on 654 Boardwalk Saturday night. One employee was inside the shop at the time but managed to get out. No one was injured during the blaze.

Firefighters cut holes in the roof of the shop to attack the flames quickly and were able to bring the fire under control in an hour.

The Ocean City Fire Department announced the shop was a complete loss. The fire also caused minor smoke damage to a neighboring business.

On Wednesday the Department announced the fire was accidental. They also said it appears it was electrical in nature though the exact cause is still under investigation.

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