UPDATE - 4:30PM - Fire broke out just after 12:30 this afternoon on the Boardwalk in Ocean City at 7th Street. Fire was found coming from the basement of the landmark Majestic Hotel when fire crews arrived on the scene. Witnesses say they heard a loud “BOOM” come from the building and then saw smoke. The fire was put out a short time later, but because the hotel is one of the oldest buildings on the boardwalk, additional alarms were put out. One Ocean City Fire Cadet was treated for a minor injury at the scene. Preliminary investigation shows the fire began in the basement, however the Ocean City Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating the cause of the blaze.
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WGMD's Wayne Cannon is on the scene and reports the fire is under control....
Smoke filled the boardwalk in Ocean City at 7th Street around 12:30 as a fire broke out in the Majestic Hotel. Crews from Ocean City, Berlin, Bishopville, Showell and Ocean Pines are on the scene. Crews from Delaware are also assisting - Bethany Beach, Roxana and Millville.
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