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Pray for victims of church fire in Ocean City

Pray for victims of church fire in Ocean City

UPDATE: The Diocese of Easton has an announcement, and is adding information.

Update from Bishop Shand at 2:15 pm:

The Rev. David Dingwall has been moved to the intensive care unit, and his condition is now listed as stable.

Prayers are requested for the victims of a fire at St. Paul’s By-The-Sea Episcopal Church in Ocean City, Maryland

One dies, priest among two hospitalized in St. Paul’s By-The-Sea Church fire

Two victims suffered life-threatening injuries; one of which was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, according to Ocean City spokeswoman Jessica Waters. The third victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

One of the injured is the parish’s Reverend David Dingwall, according to Rev. Canon Heather Cook, of the Episcopal Diocese in Easton.

“Our Bishop the Right Rev. James J. Shand is there” at the hospital, she said. “He just called us two minutes before you called and said that David is in critical condition.”

The full news report is here.


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Priscilla Ballou

The news has been updated. The Rev. Mr. Dingwall has died of his injuries.

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