The Ocean City Fire Department in Cape May County (“the world’s greatest family resort”) responded to the Castaway Cove amusement park located at 10th Street and the Boardwalk (visitors to the Jersey Shore will recognize this as the place with the big pirate ship on top of the building) after a police officer on patrol heard a fire alarm sounding and, upon investigating, reported smoke visible shortly after 0800 on January 30, 2021. Numerous mutual aid companies from Atlantic and Cape May counties were summoned to not only fight the fire but for relief from freezing temperatures. Numerous LDH lines and master streams were used to combat the fire, which eventually went to four alarms, but was prevented from running the block and extending onto the boardwalk.

– Fire News photo by Dennis C. Sharpe and Eric ‘Doc’ Moran