Fire damages Wild Ocean Surf Shop

Fire damaged the exterior of the Wild Ocean Surf Shop on Ocean Avenue in Wildwood. The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental.

photo courtesy of Elizabeth Kinder

WILDWOOD – Firefighters responded to a reported electrical fire Tuesday, March 14 at the Wild Ocean Surf Shop, 5011 Ocean Ave.

Fire Chief Daniel Speigel said the fire was reported by Captain Joe Murphy of the Wildwood Police Department at 9:28 a.m.

On arrival, Quint Company 3, under the command of Capt. James Grauel, reported fire showing on the south side of the building. Grauel requested dispatch to upgrade the alarm due to fire showing from an occupied building.

Murphy told firefighters he alerted the resident of the second floor of the fire and evacuated her prior to the fire department’s arrival.

A search of the building for occupants was completed quickly and the fire was quickly knocked down on the exterior of the structure, Speigel said.

Atlantic City Electric arrived on the location and secured the electric to the building allowing fire crews to completely extinguish the fire.

There were no reported injuries. Damage to the building was estimated at $5,000. The cause of the fire is accidental.

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