A resident and three pets made it out safely, but a fire severely damaged a home on the 1300 block of Tioga Terrace on Tuesday afternoon.
All units of the Ocean City Fire Department responded to a call about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday to 1357 Tioga Terrace. A female occupant had escaped safely with a dog.
Firefighters entered through a front door and made their way through heavy smoke to a fire in the rear of the house. They rescued another dog and a cat in the firefighting effort. The fire was under control in about 30 minutes.
It caused severe damage to the home and minor damage to a neighboring house. The cause is still under investigation, according to Fire Chief Chris Breunig.