The following is based on information received from a law enforcement agency.
SEA ISLE CITY -The Sea Isle City Police Department reported June 18 that the preliminary investigation of a June 16 fire "revealed the cause of this fire is accidental due to an equipment malfunction."
The Sea Isle City Fire Department was toned out to this fire at 12:16 p.m. The first fire truck was en route at 12:21 p.m. A second fire truck was en route at 12:22 p.m. The first truck arrived on scene at 12:22 p.m.and had water on the fire at 12:24 p.m.
The Sea Isle City Fire Department responded to 371 43rd Place for a report of a structure fire June 16 at 12:58 p.m.
According to a release from the Sea Isle City Police Department, responding units found a shed engulfed in flames. The fire spread to a fuel tank and a commercial fishing boat in the water.
Neighboring homes were evacuated as a precaution.
With mutual aid from fire departments in Ocean City, Seaville, Avalon, Strathmere, and Ocean View the fire was shortly declared under control.
An adjacent home sustained exterior heat damage. Two people were transported to an area hospital for minor injuries.
The Cape May County Fire Marshal's Office responded to determine the origin of the fire.