St. Paul's By The Sea Church

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It was almost six weeks of hospitalization for Dana Truitt who is now home after suffering severe burns and undergoing skin grafts from the injuries she received in the fire at St. Paul’s by the Sea Church in Ocean City.

That blaze left the Pastor David Dingwall dead after John Raymond Sterner came into the church with his clothes on fire from an apparent self-immolation.

Sterner also died in the November 26th fire.

Truitt says she has no memory of being taken from the scene or the time she spent at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

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Dana Truitt has been identified as the women who was injured in the November 26th fire at the St. Paul’s By The Sea Episcopal Church in Ocean City which killed the Reverend David Dingwall.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Bob Rothermel, a vestry member who spoke on behalf of St. Paul’s, confirmed that she was the hospitalized person.

She is now at the burn unit of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore.

Truitt was initially sent to Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

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Around 150 gathered before a makeshift altar in the Ocean City Town Council Chambers yesterday.

They were parishioners from St. Paul’s By The Sea  church who showed up for the first worship service in the aftermath of the fire that killed the Reverend David Dingwall.

Many wore orange or pinned orange ribbons to their chest Dingwall’s favorite color.

His wife, Brenda, said that no matter how horrible the events were that led to her husband’s death “He was a child of God” to be kept in their prayers.