OCEAN CITY – Resort police last Friday released the identities of the two victims in last week’s fatal mobile home fire in Ocean City, the first fatal fire in the resort since 1988.
The victims were identified as Jacqueline Robusto, 44, and William Alascio, 49, both of whom resided in the home at 122 135th Street in Montego Bay. Ocean City volunteer firefighters were dispatched to the reported fire last Tuesday night around 11:30 p.m. and initial crews reported heavy smoke emanating from the rear of the mobile home.
Witnesses in the area indicated to the fire crews there were two people still inside. The victims were later located, but there was no saving them. The victims’ bodies were transported to the Maryland Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore for identification and autopsies.
Robusta was identified through a fingerprint comparison performed by a member of the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office in Towson. Alascio was identified by a Deputy Medical Examiner through a medical records comparison. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Ocean City Fire Marshal’s Office. The autopsy reports on the victims will be complete pending the results of toxicology reports.