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Welding accident causes small fire at O.C. boardwalk

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A welding accident nearly caused a large fire along the Ocean City boardwalk Friday evening.

It happened on 17th Street and the Boardwalk, where workers were doing some welding on the Ocean 17 Condominiums.

Fire crews on scene say at some point, the welding started a small fire underneath the floor.  Emergency crews say they had a hard time extinguishing the blaze because of it's location, but were able put out the fire before it caused any major damage to the building, or the boardwalk.

One person was inside the building at the time of the fire, and was evacuated to safety.

Authorities are still investigating.

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