Ocean City Fire Department Responds to Fire in Church Rectory

On Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at approximately 9:25 a.m., Ocean City Communications received a call for a fire at St. Paul’s by the Sea.   Ocean City Fire Department personnel responded to the scene, which is located at 302 North Baltimore Avenue, and found fire coming from the rectory building upon their arrival.

The fire, which escalated to a third alarm, was under control shortly after the arrival of the fire department. Two victims were treated on scene for life-threatening injuries, one of which was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.  A third victim sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The names of the victims are not being released at this time.  The Fire Marshal’s Office and the Ocean City Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division are currently investigating the cause of the fire, which is unknown at this time.  Anyone with information regarding the fire is asked to contact the Ocean City Police Department at 410.723.6610.