Fire damages Ocean City condo tower

February 24, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

One of Ocean City's biggest condominium towers was damaged last night in a five-alarm fire, but no injuries were reported.

The fire was reported shortly after 8 p.m. on the eighth floor of the 22-story Golden Sands building in the 10900 block of Ocean Highway, and spread through a heating duct to the 16th floor, authorities said.

The cause of the fire and extent of damage beyond heating ducts were unknown as firefighters remained on the scene late last night.

All of the city's fire companies were dispatched and were assisted by many others from nearby communities on the Maryland and Delaware shore.

Howard Jaquith, a Golden Sands security officer, said guests were safely evacuated from the building and were gathered on the parking lot as firefighters arrived.

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